Only 249 of the 488 applications for visas to travel to Ajmer Sharif, the shrine of famed Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti in Rajasthan, were accepted by India, Express Tribune has reported.

Over 200 Pakistani pilgrims were prevented from paying respects to the Sufi saint, according to a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.


The official stated that all zaireen have received SMS instructions to travel to Lahore, where they will board their flight to India today (Tuesday).
Despite the coronavirus no longer being a valid reason to bar International travel, India spent the majority of last year prohibiting Muslim visitors from Pakistan from visiting their country for religious reasons.