APFANEWS

Ratan and Gauri obtained 30 days visa

Published on Aug 03 2009 // Main News

Kathmandu, August 3 : The government of Nepal finally decided to issue entry visa to Ratan Gazmere and his wife Gauri Giri this evening.

“We got a letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs authorising us to issue their visas and they were immediately granted “, said an immigration official at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA).

According to immigration, they got entry visas at 3:30 pm Nepal Standard Time. This official also told that they were granted 30 days permit for staying in Nepal.

A police officer from Gausala Police Station where they are detained since two days told Bhutan News Service that they were taken to the TIA for receiving their visa documents.

“It is a good news that they are treated well”, said I.P. Adhikari, president of Association of Press Freedom Activists Bhutan, who was lobbying for their entry visas since their arrest.

Meanwhile, the veteran leader Tek Nath Rizal has expressed his gratitude to Nepali government for treating the Bhutanese citizens well besides the existing laws.

Earlier Rizal met the Home Minister and some potential leaders to consider their visas on humanitarian ground.

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