Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir high Court on Thursday directed Secretary Legal services to supply requisite documents to Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) under Union Home Ministry to issue appropriate orders on stay visa of minor girl from Rohingya community of Myanmar who had been allegedly sold for Rs 80,000 to a man in Kashmir.
The court observed that on previous hearing the FRRO was directed to issue orders on stay visa of the minor but the requisite documents were not submitted. “We direct secretary legal services to submit all the documents required and furnish status report on next date of hearing,” the court said.
Hearing the petition, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey directed the FRRO to expedite the process and pass appropriate orders in this regard after receiving of documents.
The court also directed Assistant Solicitor General of India, Tahir Shamsi to facilitate the process and file updated report on next hearing.
The petition filed in High court by the minor’s maternal uncle, Mohammad Firoz of Maungdaw in Rakian district of Myanmar who lives as a refugee in Dehli, the minor was kidnapped after riots in Myanmar during July 2015 and was taken to Bangladesh illegally where from she was trafficked to India and then to Kashmir. She was finally sold to a man Ghulam Mohammad in Saliya village of Anantnag for an amount of Rs 80,000.
Advocate Shah Faisal who represents the minor’s case moved the application in high court in 2016 after his uncle came to know the whereabouts of the minor girl in Kashmir.
The petition reads that due to hostile conditions in Myanmar, the parents of the minor tried to lodge a missing report but it was dumped.
It was in December 2015 that the minor made a call to her parents in Myanmar telling them she was sold to a man in Kashmir and forcibly married to him.
The parents contacted the uncle of the minor and narrated whole story by which he submitted petition before court.
The petitioner submits that the parents of the minor tried hard to enter the territory of India through proper channel but all their efforts proved futile as the Indian government does not allow more refugees to enter its territory besides strict policy visa has been put in place by the Indian government.