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High Commissioner’s statement over public visit to India wrongly presented

The Spokesperson of the High Commission of India has brought to the attention of this newspaper a story that is circulating on social media, claiming that the High Commissioner has advised Bangladeshi nationals not to visit India at this time due to rising Omicron cases.

The image, below, is actually from an agency story of January 2022, carried in this newspaper at that time. It is not a recent story, although it may have been downloaded again on May 6, 2022.
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The Spokesperson of the High Commission clarified that there is no such advisory of the Government of India and that India remains open to travel by all nationalities. It was emphasized that it was only for the reason of facilitating travel to India that all 16 India Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh were open for extra hours through the first week of May, and were even open on holidays to meet extra demand for visas.

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