War of words over pilgrim visas

February 14, 2018 10:30 pm | Updated 10:30 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Katasraj temple near Lahore. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Katasraj temple near Lahore. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A war of words has broken out between India and Pakistan after reports alleged that Islamabad has denied visas to 173 pilgrims who wanted to visit the famous Katasraj temple near Lahore.

“The applicants have submitted their applications to the High Commission and Pakistan is empowered to grant the visas without shifting the blame on its refusal to the applicant country,” sources said.

However, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamabad issued a statement saying it was India that refused to clear the pilgrims.

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