India grants visas to 33 Bohra children invited by spiritual leader

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirms visas have been granted

News Desk November 21, 2017
The discourse was attended by the chief minister, governor, mayor and other politicians. PHOTO: COURTESY ABDUL RASHEED CHANNA

The government of India granted visas to 33 Pakistani children belonging to the Pakistani Bohra community, NDTV reported on Tuesday.

The children were invited by the spiritual leader of the Bohra community Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin who resides in Mumbai.

"We have approved visas for 33 Bohra children from Pakistan who have been invited by the community's spiritual leader Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in Mumbai,” Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on her Twitter.

The Bohra community is given special privilege when it comes to travelling to and from India. Earlier in September this year, the 53rd Da'i al Mutlaq and spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, his holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, arrived in Karachi.


Faisal | 4 years ago | Reply this is very creepy indeed. An old man sitting in Mumbai inviting 33 children from a foreign country?? why?? I'd keep a close eye on the kids for their own welfare and safety.
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