12 foreigners ousted from Uttar Pradesh district

November 29th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 29 (IANS) Twelve foreigners have been asked to leave Uttar Pradesh’s Chandauli district for propagating Islam after entering India on tourist visa, the police said Saturday. The foreigners, who were residing in a mosque in Chakiya locality for three days, were from South Africa, Trinidad, England, Indonesia and Australia.

“As foreigners cannot indulge in religious preaching on tourist visa, we externed the 12 Friday night,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar told IANS over telephone.

Seven of them were from Indonesia, two from Australia and one each from South Africa, Trinidad and England. Chandauli is some 270 km from Lucknow.

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