Carl has appealed to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in this regard and has moved the Delhi High Court to withdraw the Indian government’s decision to blacklist him. He has also started an online petition to garner public support. Sharing a video of his life story on Twitter, Karl, who claims to be a content creator himself, tweeted from the handle imCarlRock, “Dear Jacinda Ardern, Government of India barred me from entering India and made me stay in Delhi. Separated from his wife and family. They have blacklisted me without giving any reason.
He claimed that his wife Manisha Malik is from Haryana and they got married in 2019. He also claimed that he got infected with the corona virus last year and after recovering from the disease, he donated plasma twice in Delhi to help the infected. When contacted, Union Home Ministry officials said that the New Zealand national has been barred from entering India till next year for violating visa terms and conditions.
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Officials said they were found carrying out business activities on tourist visas and violating other visa norms. In the video, Rice claims that about eight months ago, when he was on his way to Dubai and Pakistan, he was told at the airport that his Indian visa had been cancelled. Then he wanted to know the reason by contacting the Home Ministry officials and the Indian High Commission in New Zealand. He said that he has not received any reply from anyone till now. Karl said he has approached the Delhi High Court seeking relief and seeking reversal of the government’s decision banning his entry.