18 December 2018
Plea in SC Challenges Laws Regularizing Entry and Stay of Persecuted Communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan in India
An appeal has been filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India challenging rules and notification which regularize the entry and stay of individuals from six communities which case to be victims of religious mistreatment and prosecution in their very own nations in India. The Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules, 2015 excluded from the necessity of a visa to enter India, individuals having a place with minority networks in Bangladesh and Pakistan, to be specific, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who were constrained to look for haven in India because of religious arraignment or dread of religious abuse. The Rules express that these individuals ought to have entered India at the latest by December 31, 2014. The Foreigners (Amendment) Order, 2015 awards exception from arrangements of the Foreigners Act, 1946 to a similar arrangement of individuals, as exempted by the Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules, 2015. It, in this manner, a plea striking down of the impugned arrangements, and furthermore the constitution of a National Immigration Commission to outline a National Immigration Policy and a National Refugee Policy.