Foreign tourists banned from doing journalistic activity in India
The Centre has cautioned all foreign nationals visiting India on tourist visas to avoid any involvement in coverage of events and/or journalists activity.
A Home Ministry release says it has been noticed that foreigners coming on tourist visa are involved in coverage of events/journalistic activities.
"In this context, it is stated that Tourist Visa is not the appropriate visa for such activities by the foreigners.
Tourist Visa is issued to foreigners who do not have residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives and others.
No other activity is permissible on Tourist Visa," the release said.
"The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the External Affairs Ministry to convey this to all Indian missions/posts abroad. All State Governments and authorities concerned in the country have also been requested to ensure strict compliance," the release said.