The Center on Monday requested the Supreme Court to examine the question relating to the scope of rights of a foreign national to approach local courts in case of violation of visa conditions. Ravikumar that the apex court can make a rule in this regard and it will have cascading ramifications for the country.
The top court was hearing petitions challenging the blacklisting orders barring citizens from 35 countries from traveling to India for 10 years for their alleged involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities. . Mehta told the bench that the court should examine the question.
Mehta told the bench, “The question that when a country issues a visa and there is a violation of visa conditions and when Article 19 does not apply to a foreigner, while Article 21 is applicable, in such a situation it is necessary to approach the local courts.” What will be the scope of their (foreigners’) rights? The bench asked Mehta to file his written note. Counsel for one of the petitioners in the matter said that they will file their written note on this. The bench posted the matter for next hearing on April 8. (input language)