Foreigners Act 1946
Opinion  /  Published 25.08.20

On target: Bombay HC on Tablighi Jamaat

India has failed in its ancient principle of regarding the guest as deity when incarcerating 29 foreign nationals who had come to Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz for the Tablighi Jamaat in March. This...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 01.11.18

Centre refuses to set detention time in Assam

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that no timeline could be fixed regarding detention of “foreigners” at camps in Assam.The Centre said this at a hearing of a petition on Wednesday filed by hu...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 04.03.20

Verbal testimony alone is no proof of citizenship: Gauhati High Court

Gauhati High Court, while upholding a foreigners tribunal order, reiterated that in the absence of documentary evidence in a proceeding under the Foreigners Act, 1946, verbal testimony alone is no pro...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 25.02.20

Citizenship onus on seeker

Gauhati High Court has observed that the burden of proving citizenship was on the person making the claim, while dealing with a case of a woman declared foreigner by a foreigners tribunal in Upper Ass...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.19

Chinese blogger not guilty in drone case

Li Zhi-Wei, the Chinese travel blogger who was stuck in Calcutta for nine months for flying a drone over Victoria Memorial, may now hope to return home.The court of metropolitan magistrate of Calcutt...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Chinese held without travel proof at Digha

A 28-year-old Chinese national was arrested from Digha beach on Saturday morning on charges of not possessing proper travel papers. Wang Yan, who hails from Jincheng city in Shanxi province of China, ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

India  /  Published 02.04.20

Nizamuddin blacklist for 960 foreigners

The Union home ministry on Thursday blacklisted 960 foreign nationals linked to the Tablighi Jamaat, now at the centre of a controversy over a March 13-15 religious congregation at its southeast Delhi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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