The Government of India banned two Pakistani diplomats from participating in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) 2013, which began on 24 January 2013. Two Pakistani diplomats Naeem Anwar and Manzoor Memon were prevented from visiting Jaipur on 24 January 2013 because Ministry of External Affairs did not provide them with the approval.
The Pakistani diplomats had requested permission for visiting the JLF 2013 on 15 January 2013. However, the Ministry denied permission to the Pakistani diplomats.
One of the Pakistani diplomats asked for the permission to visit Ajmer Sharif, while the other wanted to visit Agra from Jaipur in order to attend his business meeting.