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EAM Sushma Swaraj addresses Superwoman Lilly Singh’s visa troubles in Toronto


Popular blogger Lilly Singh,  is the icon of youngsters across the world laugh out loud and exclaim “Same!” with her commentary and reaction videos, in which she expounds hilarious, on-point arguments on some issue or the other.

This time, the YouTube sensation took to Twitter to air her grievances regarding the Indian Consulate in Toronto.
In a series of tweets directed at foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, Lilly expressed her discontent with the visa procurement procedures at the consulate, which she described as “extremely difficult and unprofessional”.’

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She further claims that she had applied for a one-year visa, but she was issued one for only three months. She adds that a certain employee was very friendly and accommodating when she identified Lilly as an internet celebrity, even asking to click a photo with her. But when she went to collect her visa, she was given one for three months and her protestations were ignored.

“So you’re going to make me fly back here in three months again, and pay for this all over again, and this is not cheap, it’s hundreds of dollars… just so you can make money and make this as difficult as possible? When yesterday you wanted a picture with me, everyone was very, very nice!” the Indian origin vlogger fumes in the video.

Swaraj assured her that she will look into the matter and also asked her to contact Vikas Swarup, the Indian High Commissioner in Canada.

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Lilly is scheduled to arrive in India later this month on a publicity tour for her first book “How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life”.


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