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Another Bangladeshi actor asked to leave India after found campaigning in Bengal

  • Bangladeshi actor Ghazi Abdul Noor has been asked to leave India after he was found attending a TMC rally, on an expired visa
  • Home ministry on Tuesday had issued a notice to Bangaldeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed for allegedly campaigning for a Trinamool candidate

NEW DELHI : In a move that has landed another Bangladeshi actor in trouble, Ghazi Abdul Noor has been asked by India’s Union home ministry to leave the country immediately after he was found attending a Trinamool Congress rally, on an expired visa.

“One more Bangladeshi actor, Ghazi Abdul Noor, who attended a political rally in Dumdum, West Bengal, has been asked to leave India. In any case, his visa had expired. Appropriate action is also being taken regarding his overstay in contravention of Visa validity," said a senior Union home ministry official, requesting anonymity.

Noor’s is the second case to have come up in the last two days, where actors from Bangladesh have been found campaigning or inadvertently supporting political parties in India, during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

On Tuesday, the home ministry had also had issued a “Leave India" notice to Bangaldeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed and cancelled his business visa for allegedly campaigning for the Trinamool candidate in Raiganj in West Bengal, after it was found that Ahmed had attended a rally in support of the party.

A person familiar with the developments stated that India had not taken up the matter with Bangladesh on an official level. “We don’t expect people from Bangladesh to come and campaign here. These are two individuals and it is not a pattern. The Indian High Commission in Dhaka will sensitise people on what they can and can’t do, before issuing visas," the person added.

The home ministry stated that after receiving a report from the Bureau of Immigration regarding visa violations committed by Ferdous Ahmed, the ministry “cancelled his business visa and issued him a leave India notice. He also has been blacklisted. The Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) Kolkata had been directed to ensure compliance of these orders.

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