ON BEING HELD AS CRYPTIC – NON SPEAKING ORDER PASSED BY APPELLATE AUTHORITY (UNDER PASSPORT ACT) BY HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AND ORDERED TO DECIDE THE APPEAL FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT IN FOUR WEEKS AFRESH, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OPTED TO RE-ISSUE PASSPORT TO AUSTRIAN RESIDENT SATWINDER SINGH

CASE LAW  Satwinder Singh versus Union of India, CWP no. 12345 of 2018, order dated 14.01.2019 Mr. Navkiran Singh, Advocate for the petitioner Facts of the case: Satwinder Singh (petitioner) an Indian citizen who is permanently settled in Vienna (Austria) since 2003, during his stay at Vienna, Austria petitioner got charged and convicted for “Attempted Coercion”, due to which he had to remain behind the bars for 10 months, but since the petitioner was ultimately convicted for only a sentence...
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SEEKING ASYLUM ABROAD IS NOT A GROUND FOR REFUSAL OF PASSPORT UNDER SECTION 6 OF PASSPORT ACT: HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA

India was one of those 48 countries which voted in favour of the United Nations Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the General Assembly as Resolution 217 on 10 December, 1948 and Article 14 of UDHR which provides that :- Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of th...
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RE-ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT ALLOWED BY THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA

Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has observed in the case of Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India and Another, (1978) 1 SCC 248  it has been held by this Court in Satwant Singh's case (supra) that 'personal liberty' within the meaning of Article21 includes within its ambit the right to go abroad and consequently no person can be deprived of this right except according to procedure prescribed by law. Prior to the enactment of the Passports Act, 1967, there was no law regulating the right of a person...
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RE-EXAMINATION OF KHATTA SINGH ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 311 CRPC

Section 311 of CrPC provides that the Court may summon any person as a witness, examine any person in attendance, who may not even be summoned as a witness and can recall and re-examine any person already examined, if, in the opinion of Court, evidence of such person appears to be essential to the just decision of the case. It has been held in the leading case of Mohan Lal Shamlal Soni vs Union of India and Another, 1991 AIR 1346 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India that- “Section 311 is an al...
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Synthetic drug case: ED asked to probe allegations against Bikramjit Singh Majithia

Majithia, a former Punjab minister, is accused of being part of a Rs 6,000 crore synthetic drug cartel Manjeet Sehgal | Edited by Ganesh Kumar Radha Udayakumar Chandigarh, November 30, 2017 | UPDATED 00:19 IST http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bikramjit-singh-majithia-synthetic-drugs-case-enforcement-directorate/1/1100069.html High Court Case Link : https://phhc.gov.in/enq_caseno.php?var1=CWP&var2=20359&var3=2013 Read More about our Campaign against drugs: htt...
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Former Punjab CM Harcharan Brar’s daughter drags Centre to court for not being allowed to import dog The court was told that the policy does not properly define a “pet dog” and “commercial dog” and hence be declared as “void and unconstitutional” PUNJAB Updated: Jun 03, 2017 07:36 IST-Surender Sharma -Hindustan Times, Chandigarh (Representative Image) The daughter of a former chief minister of Punjab has dragged the Centre to court with the bone of contention being a pet dog. Bubli ...
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When a Ram Rahim ‘Premi’ Woke Up to Find His Testicles Missing

Hansraj came to my office in 2012 and after discussing his case I decided to provide Pro Bono services for his case in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Although we were successful in getting a CBI inquiry marked by the Punjab & Haryana High Court in December 2014, the CBI has of late dragging its feet and the investigation has been progressing at a snail speed, despite 10 interim status reports being submitted to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Navkiran Singh, Advocate THE...
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