Our team of lawyers understand the sanctity of a travel document. We understand that the right to travel abroad is a part of a person’s personal liberty of which he could not be deprived except according to procedure established by law. Even the Hon’ble Supreme court in Maneka Gandhi Vs Union of India 1978 AIR (SC) 597 held that a right to travel is a Fundamental Right under Article 21 of Indian Constitution and government authorities cannot exercise restraint on anyone without giving any justifiable reason.
Passport law of India is governed by The Passport Act, 1967. Our team of Lawyers are experts when it comes to challenging denial of passport to our clients by way of an Appeal under section 11 of The Passports Act, 1957 as well as by filing a writ petition under Article 226 of The Constitution of India in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.
In order to file an appeal under section 11 of The Passport Act, there must be an order from the passport authorities mentioning denial of passport. The impugned order is thereafter challenged under section 11 of the act before the Appellate Authority in New Delhi. We have seen in a number of cases where the passport authorities without giving any legitimate reason keep delaying the application for issuance of passport for a long time or ask for such documents which are not even essential for issuing of a passport. In such cases, Writ to the Hon’ble High Court is maintainable. Right to a passport is a substantial right and a fundamental right.