Shouldn't it be "was" instead of "is"?

“I thought it is not allowed to bring any pets inside a train?”
said the Stomper.

Shouldn’t it be “was” instead of “is”?


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Either one is OK. It depends on the context.

There are several possible situations.

I assume they are talking about an event. That event can be past, present or future.

The rule is probably ongoing. But it can also change. The rule can be different in the past than it is now. It can also be different in the future.

If the rule is ongoing, the the sentence is OK as written, even if the event is/was/will be in the past, present or future. The tense for the event and the rule do not have to match unless the rule changes.