Visitors’ entry thru Tamabil resumes day after suspension

Zaman Monir . Sylhet | Published: 00:48, Dec 15,2019


Indian immigration authorities withdrew a suspension on the entry of visitors into India through Tamabil Land Port in Sylhet on Saturday a day after imposing it on Friday amid an on-going curfew in the Indian state of Meghalaya.

Sylhet district superintendent of police, Farid Uddin, told New Age that his Indian counterpart informed him at about 10:00am about the withdrawal of the suspension.

‘The Indian official, however, alerted us saying that the Meghalaya-bound visitors must enter there on their own responsibility since the curfew was yet to be lifted,’ Farid said.

Tamabil immigration officials said that about 40 tourists had entered India through Tamabil Land Port on Saturday though usually more than 300 tourists passed through the port on that day of the weekend.

On Thursday, the scheduled visits of Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen to New Delhi and home minister Asaduzzaman Khan to Meghalaya were also cancelled on the same ground.

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