Supreme Court On Tabligi Jamaat: The Supreme Court has given great relief to the foreign nationals of Tabligi Jamaat who were blacklisted during the Corona period. After the order of the Supreme Court, it will be easier for 3500 foreign nationals of Tabligi Jamaat to get visa. The Supreme Court has ordered the Central Government that if foreign nationals of the blacklisted Tablighi Jamaat apply for visa in future, then their application should be decided in accordance with the law. While hearing the matter, the bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Abhay S Oak and Justice JB Pardiwala gave this verdict. Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed the trial courts across the country to complete the hearing of cases filed against foreign nationals of Tabligi Jamaat at the earliest.
Blacklist was done in Corona period
During the Corona period, 3500 people were blacklisted for not following the guidelines issued by the Government of India. Let us tell you that all the blacklisted were foreign nationals, who had come to India to attend a conference of Tablighi Jamaat.
Called the decision of the government arbitrary
In the petition filed on behalf of the petitioners, it was said that the decision of the Union Home Ministry to blacklist foreign nationals of Tabligi Jamaat in this way is unilateral and arbitrary. The Ministry of Home Affairs ordered the blacklisting of 960 foreign nationals on 2 April 2020, while 2500 foreign nationals were blacklisted on 4 June 2020. The government did not listen to the citizens before blacklisting them. Which is a violation of Article 21 of the Constitution.
Solicitor General gave assurance
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the central government, assured the Supreme Court that if a foreign national is acquitted, he will not face any difficulty in traveling again. If still any foreign national has any problem, then his office will help such people.