Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking cancellation of Taslima Nasreen’s visa1 min read . Updated: 22 Sep 2015, 08:41 PM IST
The plea sought cancellation of her visa for violation of various provisions under the Foreigners Act, 1946 and Foreign Orders, 1948
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking cancellation of visa of the Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen.
The petition was brought by an NGO called All India Human Rights & Social Justice Front and heard by a bench comprising of Delhi high court chief justice G. Rohini and justice Jayant Nath.
The NGO moved the high court upon directions from a supreme court bench comprising of justice V. Gopala Gowda and justice R. Banumathi. The bench had dismissed the petition on 19 January.
The plea, filed through Nafis Ahmad Siddiqui, sought cancellation of her visa for violation of various provisions under the Foreigners Act, 1946 and Foreign Orders, 1948. It alleges that she came to India in 2004 on a temporary visa and was granted citizenship of Sweden in 2008. Her Indian visa was continuously being extended from 2004 and was previously extended for a year on 22 August, 2014.
The petition states that she attempted to air her serial in Kolkata without seeking permission from the designated authority and was subsequently taken off air. It further alleged that despite the orders based on the Foreigners Order 1948, she released her film Nirbhashito in the Mumbai film festival on 26 October, 2014.