Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed authorities to deport five foreign nationals even as three others have been repatriated to their native countries.
Hearing separate contempt petitions filed by the foreigners through advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain, the high court directed the concerned authorities including Home Secretary Government of India, and Principal Secretary Home to comply with its direction regarding the deportation in ‘letter and spirit’.
According to Mir Shafaqat, those directed to be deported include Noor-ul-Haq, a resident of Mecca Sharief Saudi Arabia, Asif Khan of Chak Rawalkote Pakistan, Rubeena of Hyderabad Pakistan, Hidayat-ullah Boniya and Diloo Mian, both Bangladeshi nationals.
On last hearing, the court had directed the authorities to inform it about the steps taken for deportation of the foreigners in light of an order issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division) passed on March 12, 2012.
The order, Shafaqat said, envisages that all foreign nationals who have completed their sentence but have not been deported due to non-confirmation of their nationality and issues relating to travel documents may be released from jail and be kept at appropriate place outside the jail.
“If this be so, respondents are directed to report as to what steps have been taken by them in regard to the petitioner,” the court had said while disposing of Dillo’s petition.
Meanwhile, a single bench of the court comprising Justice Tashi Rabstan was informed by the authorities that three Pakistani nationals— Javed Aslam Sheikh (Rawalpindi), Hamid Numan and Sarfaraz Ahmad Raina have been repatriated to their native country.