I was denied U.S. visa due to turban says BJP MP Virendra Singh


New Delhi: BJP MP from Bhadohi, Virendra Singh, has supposed that representatives at the U.S. embassy objected to his turban though denying him a visa. Mr. Virendra Singh conveyed that he had functional for a visa following a group of U.S. experts and administrators visited him to learn about agriculture and invited him to visit the American countryside.

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On Wednesday Mr. Singh has also further conveyed that, I am a wrestler and an agriculturalist and I wear a turban as a sign of my dignity and pride. I cannot compromise on my turban for going to the U.S. I had been invited by U.S. officials to visit their nation and give lectures on agricultural issues, but when I visited the embassy, the representatives asked me to come with photographs without the turban and ordered me to take it off.

On Friday the Embassy conveyed in a report that, in response, the U.S. Embassy conveyed that it follows a non-discriminatory policy on visas. Throughout the visa application process, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi does not ask individuals to remove turbans or other religious dress. The Ministry of External Affairs conveyed it was studying the case.

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