Passport cannot be denied for seeking political asylum, Delhi HC

Ashutosh Gambhir January 15 2018

The Delhi High Court on Friday stated that the mere action of seeking asylum in another country cannot be a ground for refusing a passport.

While passing the verdict, the Court also held that the sovereignty and integrity of the country are robust concepts that can withstand the actions of isolated individuals who may seek political asylum.

The observations came in a batch of appeals filed by the Central government against the orders of a Single Judge Bench, which had set . . .

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