Thursday, January 30, 2020

Karanvir Bohra detained at Delhi airport for flying to Nepal without passport

Actor Karanvir Bohra has been detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for not carrying proper travel documents. Karanvir was on his way to Nepal from Mumbai, and had a connecting flight from Delhi to Kathmandu. Bohra was stopped at the Delhi airport as he was carrying his Aadhar Card (UID), which is not valid identity document in Nepal for Indian nationals, if you're flying into the country.

Karanvir Bohra took to Twitter to share his anguish, saying that he was allowed to board the flight from Mumbai but was stopped in Delhi. He wrote, "Deported at Delhi airport on my way to #nepal. trvlng wid #adhaarcar not allowed Nepal gov alows (PP,voters ID & Adhaar by road,by air only PP & VI)Then,Y did @airindiain in Mumbai let me fly with my Adhaar?Y didn't they stop me there? #indianembassy @DrSJaishankar @IndiaInNepal. (sic)"

The Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, lists the following documents as valid for travel to Nepal:

1. Valid National Passport.
2. Photo Identity card issued by the Government of India/State Govt./UT Administration in India to their employees or Election ID card issued by the Election Commission of India.
3. Emergency Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
4. Identity Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.

The list also mentions that an Aadhaar (UID) card is not an acceptable travel document for travel to Nepal/Bhutan except for certain cases.

Twitter users pointed out the same to Bohra, and said that the rule has been in place for a long time.
30/01/20 India Today
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