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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Right to Passport Extends to Under Trials Also

Right to Passport
RIGHT TO HAVE PASSPORT EXTENDS TO UNDERTRIALS ALSO During pendency of a criminal case the accused is presumed to be innocent until he is convicted, however passport authorities seldom share such liberal views and often continue to deny the right of citizens to obtain a passport during the undertrial period. The Constitution guarantees every Citizen the fundamental right to have a passport and the legislation has carefully drafted provisions of the Passport Act enumerating the limited pro...
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