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 pu...
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