No literature fest tickets for Pak diplomats

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 06:18 hrs

India has stopped two Pakistani diplomats from attending the Jaipur Literature Festival without giving any reason.

The decision was apparently taken after consulting with the Centre. Pakistan apparently too restricts the movement of Indian diplomats on different occasions, said reports quoting sources.

Pakistani diplomats require permission from the government to move out of the NCR.

The Jaipur Literature Festival began amidst tight security on Thursday with Pakistani authors arriving as scheduled.

The BJP´s youth wing had been protesting against the visiting Pakistani authors following violence at the Line of Control.

The Dalai Lama was visited the festival on Thursday. Several other big names including former cricketer Rahul Dravid are also slated to attend the festival.

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