In a response to a RTI application regarding visa category for religious purposes, the MHA, GOI responded thus ,
” There is no visa category for the foreign national intending to visit India on the purpose of attending religious program. As per the instructions, a foreign national entering India on the strength of tourist visa is not allowed to preach and propagate his religion in India. “
It is therefore clear that most religious missionaries who come into Bharat and indulge in preaching and conversion are actually involved in a fraud and liable to be prosecuted.