Advertisement
Monday, Sep 20, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Sania Mirza Wants Son Izhaan To Travel To UK, Sports Ministry Seeks Special Permission From MEA

Sania Mirza plans to play a series of tournaments, including Wimbledon, in the UK to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics

Sania Mirza Wants Son Izhaan To Travel To UK, Sports Ministry Seeks Special Permission From MEA
Sania Mirza, right, has been granted a visa but her son Izhaan Mirza Malik, left, and his caretaker have not received UK visas owing to current travel restrictions on Indians due to a surge in coronavirus cases in India.
Sania Mirza Wants Son Izhaan To Travel To UK, Sports Ministry Seeks Special Permission From MEA
outlookindia.com
2021-05-19T20:09:44+05:30

The Sports Ministry has sought the intervention of the External Affairs Ministry to get a visa for tennis star Sania Mirza's two-year-old son to travel with her when she goes to England for several tournaments ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. (More Tennis News)

Sania is scheduled to compete in the Nottingham Open (from June 6), Birmingham Open (from June 14), the Eastbourne Open (from June 20) and the Wimbledon (from June 28).

Sania has been granted a visa but her son and his caretaker have not received UK visas owing to current travel restrictions on Indians due to a surge in coronavirus cases in India.

"Sania, who is a part of the Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), approached the Ministry requesting for help with the visa of her son and his caretaker. Sania stated that she cannot leave a two-year-old child behind as she travels for a month," the ministry said in a release.

"The request was immediately taken up by the Sports Ministry and a letter has already been sent to MEA requesting them to take up the matter in the UK through the Indian Embassy in London."

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, "I have approved the request and Sports Ministry officials have initiated the process with the MEA. We are hopeful that the UK Government will see merit in this case and allow the child to travel with Sania."

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Hathras Gang Rape:   A Year To The Ground

Hathras Gang Rape: A Year To The Ground

Second of Outlook’s six-part series that captures the horror and heartbreak at Hathras village in Uttar Pradesh a year ago.

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month Under 'Vaccine Maitri'

India To Resume Export Of Surplus Vaccines Next Month Under 'Vaccine Maitri'

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months.

HDFC Partners With PayTM For Reviving Credit Card Business

HDFC Partners With PayTM For Reviving Credit Card Business

RBI had instituted an eight-month ban on HDFC from issuing new credit cards in December 2020, the move is aimed at reviving the lost ground due to the ban

We Have Zero Tolerance For Corruption: Amazon's Response On Bribery Allegations

We Have Zero Tolerance For Corruption: Amazon's Response On Bribery Allegations

The e-commerce retailer was responding to a report alleging a certain amount paid by Amazon in legal fees have been used to pay bribes by one or more of its legal representatives.

Advertisement