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Visa denial: UK mission to speak to Amjad Ali Khan

UK High Commission on Saturday said it will speak to Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a day after his visa application was rejected apparently due to incomplete information. “We don’t comment on the detail of individual cases, but can confirm we will offer to speak to Mr Khan about how he should apply for the correct type of visa to do what he wishes to do in the UK,” a British High Commission spokesperson said on the refusal of visa to the internationally renowned musician. The UK Home Office, in London, without giving specific details, said visas are declined due to incomplete information. “All visa applications are carefully considered on their individual merits and applicants must provide evidence to show they meet the requirements of the immigration rules,” a Home Office statement said. The 70-year-old artiste, who was to perform at the Royal Festival Hall on September 17, had said that he was “shocked and appalled” at the rejection of his visa application.
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