Plea in Supreme Court challenges Passport Amendment Rules, 2015 and Foreigners (Amendment) Order, 2015

Aditi Singh December 24 2018

A Petition has been filed before the Supreme Court praying that the Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules, 2015, The Foreigners (Amendment) Order, 2015 and S.O 4132 (E) dated December 23, 2016 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs be declared ultra-vires the Constitution of India.

The impugned sub-ordinate legislation exempts persons belonging to minority communities in Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who were compelled to seek shelter in India . . .

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