‘Intolerance’ prevalent in both India, Pakistan: Congress on Kher visa row

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New Delhi, Feb. 2 (ANI): Criticising Islamabad for denying visa to Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, the Congress Party on Tuesday said that ‘intolerance’ is prevalent both in India and Pakistan.

Kher, who was to attend the Karachi Literature Festival on February 5, has been denied visa by Pakistan.

“To deny visa to somebody who is an Indian artist is incorrect and is actually condemnable,” Congress leader Randeep Surjewala told ANI.

“A culture of intolerance prevails both in India as also in Pakistan,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit refuted Kher’s claim and said that they have received no visa application from the actor.

Kher earlier accused the Pakistan High Commission of lying on the claims that he never applied for visa.

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The actor was denied a Pakistani visa in May 2015 as well, when he wanted to visit Pakistan to attend a literary festival in Lahore. (ANI)

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