Visa violation: New Delhi High Court orders release of Pakistani woman

In 1996, Nuzhat had applied for Indian citizenship however no decision was given.


Web Desk August 08, 2013
In 1996, Nuzhat had applied for Indian citizenship however no decision was given. PHOTO: FILE

NEW DELHI: New Delhi High Court has ordered for the release of Nuzhat Jahan, a Pakistani national who married an Indian national Gulfam in 1983 and was living in India without a visa, Express News reported on Thursday.

According to The Hindu, Nuzhat was lodged in a beggar’s home since May because of visa violation.

In 1996, Nuzhat had applied for Indian citizenship however no decision was given.

Gulfam said the court’s decision to allow his wife to stay and seek citizenship is the best gift this Eid.

“The Court has restored my faith in my country, its judicial system and in humanity. My wife has been allowed to stay in India. Having her back at home is the best gift ever,’’ Gulfam said.

 

COMMENTS (14)

Mirza | 8 years ago | Reply

I agree with some that it is a right, legal and humane decision according to the law of the land. The court decisions should not be populist or political. Unfortunately we are so used to political decisions by our high judiciary. One example is negotiation for Mush's departure from Pakistan without any court decision. Similarly NS's overthrow and sending him to S. Arabia and never deciding cases against Zardari despite keeping him in jail for better part of two decades off and on and the list continues.

MSS | 8 years ago | Reply

@Water Bottle, ".. in any honorable, impartial court, judges take the ‘right decision’. They never take a ‘good step’. Good step is taken by policy-makers." I agree with your opinion. Stand your ground.

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