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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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 pers...
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