But, the checklist of tablighis, an amazing majority from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Thailand and Iran, threw up a confusion concerning the variety of Chinese Tablighis – were they three or 4?
The checklist connected to the affidavit gave particulars of passports and kind of visa granted to the overseas tablighis. From China, the checklist confirmed 4 being current at Nizamuddin Jamaat – Ye Dahal, Ma Maerili, Ma Menai and Dehai Ye. While Ma Maerili and Ma Menai were proven to have completely different passport numbers and are available on vacationer visas on january 17, each Ye Dehal and Dehai Ye had come to India on January 16, the primary on vacationer visa and the latter on enterprise visa. But, in opposition to each Ye Dehal and Dehai Ye, the passport quantity is similar – E69534664. Are they the identical particular person?
On the Rules that empower Centre to unilaterally cancel a foreigner’s visa, solicitor common Tushar Mehta advised a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna that the principles banning foreigners with vacationer visa from indulging in tablighi exercise was issued by the Congress authorities headed by PM P V Narasimha Rao on April 10, 1996.
Under the 1996 Visa Rules, the Centre had requested the states and UTs that as and when any foreigner approaching ‘vacationer visa’ is discovered indulging in non secular actions/tablighi work, motion must be taken in opposition to them beneath Foreigners Act and he must be deported to the nation of origin.
Responding to a petition filed by 34 overseas tablighis difficult alleged arbitrary cancellation of their visas, the Centre in its affidavit earlier than the SC on Thursday mentioned provisions regarding tablighi actions by foreigners have been particularly integrated and controlled within the Visa Manuals issued by the ministry of house affairs. It mentioned Visa Manuals of 2017 and 2019 particularly offered that “foreign nationals granted any type of visa and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders shall not be permitted to engage themselves in Tablighi work unless granted specific permission by the ministry of home affairs.”