GUWAHATI, June 13 - The Indian wife of an Afghan national, who was declared an illegal foreigner in 2014, has filed a writ petition in the Gauhati High Court seeking early deportation of her husband.
Sarowar Khan, an Afghan national, is currently in a detention camp in Goalpara, and despite a court order, his deportation to Afghanistan has not become a reality till date.
The court, in response to the petition, has show-caused the Centre asking the latter to explain the situation.
Khan�s wife Sahida Begum in her petition pleaded that her husband be deported to his country of origin in the quickest possible time, and till that point of time he should be released on interim bail.
Sahida Begum moved the court on May 5 via a writ petition (3290/17) after which the court has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs to take necessary action in this regard.
Assistant Solicitor General of India SC Keyal informed the court that the MEA in an official communication has stated that it is only after the nationality verification by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan that deportation of Sarowar Khan can be facilitated. The response from the Afghani authorities is awaited.
The next date of hearing has been fixed on August 7.
The Gauhati High Court recently took strong exception to the fact that even after two years have passed since the petitioner was declared a foreigner residing illegally in India, neither the Centre nor the State government has shown any urgency to deport him.