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No asylum for 66 Pak nationals, govt tells HC

Last updated: 27 November, 2009
New Delhi, Nov 26,dhns:

The fate of 66 Pakistani nationals staying in India illegally for the past one year has been sealed as the Indian government told the Delhi High Court that it rejected their plea to grant political asylum in the country.


The Pakistanis belonging to the Mehdi Foundation had fled their country in April 2007 fearing prosecution on charges of blasphemy as they follow multi-faith spiritual belief that promotes doctrine of divine love.

A Union home ministry official appearing on Thursday before a bench headed by Chief Justice A P Shah said the applications for political asylum submitted in November last year was rejected.

The ministry of external affairs had been informed about it and it would initiate due procedure to deport them to Pakistan, the official said.
After coming to India, the members had staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in the capital and burnt their Pakistani passports.

They had approached the Delhi High Court in November 2008, requesting it stop the Union home ministry action to repatriate them after withdrawing cases of illegal entry and other charges.

The court disposed of the case after issuing direction to the government to initiate appropriate action to deport them at the earliest.
The Mehdi Foundation International Organisation had filed the petition before the high court on behalf of the Pakistanis.


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