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Supreme Court hears an application on whether foreigners can challenge visa denial who visit India

Lawstreet Journal 11 May 2022 8:54pm

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SupremeCourt hears an application on whether foreigners can challenge visa denial who visit India. The case is in the backdrop of the Tablighi Jamaat controversy in NizamuddinMarkaz

SG Tushar Mehta: Whenever our embassies and missions receive Visa application, we get inputs on the person. Visa is granted however they are subsequently black listed. There is one provision for revocation of blacklisting.

Sr Adv CU Singh: But there was no blacklisting order served upon us

Justice AM Khanwilkar: then we have to look at the maintainability of this petition first.

SG: There is no fundamental right on a foreign national that he be allowed to enter a sovereign nation.

SC: So if you want to come for religious purposes? Then missionaries visa

SG: Yes. but the tablighi jamaat members had come under tourist visa which is for recreation, learning some skills or language etc. Here Tablighi was prohibited. Else there is missionary visa

SC: Is missionary visa restricted to a religion?

Sr Adv CU Singh: missionary is for propagating a religion. here that was not the case

SC: So tourist visa does not include for religious purposes.

Singh: there is no pilgrimage visa etc if one wishes to visit a mosque

SG: Irrespective of visa, title, whether tourist, student etc. Anything tablighi is prohibited.

SG: Tablighi is an activity where some kind of doctrinal values are preached and they go to other places and preach the same. Countries have found this to be against their values also.  

SG: When we grant permission to a foreigner to enter our nation then there are restrictions… Continue Reading...


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