Foreign Jamaat attendees who attended Delhi Nizamuddin’s Tablighi Jamaat event in March have requested the Supreme Court to deport them back to their countries without cancelling their Visa.
As per reports, 34 Foreign Jamaat attendees filed a plea in Supreme Court requesting to deport them as Central government has blacklisted their visas. According to Foreign Jamaat attendees lawyer, normally foreigners are deported for a visa violation and not blacklisted.
In the plea, the foreigners requested to deport them back to their home countries as they entered India before the lockdown was imposed and haven’t committed any severe crime as blacklisting means they will not be allowed to return to India.
Supreme Court denies Foreign Jamaat attendees request to deport them
However, the central government have already submitted an affidavit which stated that visas of Foreign Jamaat attendees have been cancelled. According to the affidavit, visas of 2679 foreigners have been cancelled and they will be allowed to go back only after the legal process is completed. The Foreign Jamaat attendees were allowed to file an affidavit before July 10.
As per reports, the Central government has mentioned that these Foreign Jamaat attendees have violated visa rules and Foreigners Act provisions. It also mentioned that these foreigners have violated the National Disaster Management Act. According to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, deportation is not possible because they have a criminal case registered against them.
The Supreme Court also agreed with the centre saying that deportation is not possible and they can’t do anything about it. But Foreign Jamaat attendees lawyer said they entered India when there were no restrictions and they have not committed any mistake.
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