India collecting biometrics of Pakistani cricket fans during World T20 international tournament

India will collect biometrics of all Pakistani fans entering and exiting the country during the World T20 international cricket tournament in an effort to let Indian agencies ensure these visitors have exited the country when they were supposed to, according to report in The Asian Age.

In previous tournaments, the government would require visitors to show a ‘return ticket’ but collecting biometrics will make the process much easier to verify “exit” data.

India is issuing approximately 1,000 multi-city short-term visas to Pakistani cricket fans so they can watch at least two matches when their team is be playing. All Pakistanis under 65 years of age and over 15 years old travelling to India will still need to undergo police verification once they arrive.

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