Pendency of passport
Even after months have passed Mehbooba Mufti could not get the passport to travel abroad due to the pending verification with JK police. She has recently approached court for getting the passport and her lawyer while pleading in the court has said that she has the fundamental right to the passport and has remained MP several times besides being the former chief minister JK State.
Court while responding to the petition has issued notices to the authorities to clear their stand on the pendency of passport. The lawyer of Mehbooba Mufti recently told the court that the former Chief Minister subsequently approached the police on February 13, 2021, with the request to forward the police report to the passport office. “But till date the status of the passport of the petitioner on the available portal of the passport office shows the same status,” he said. He said all this forced the petitioner to approach the Court for relief.
Early this month former Chief Minister of J&K and two-time member parliament Mehbooba Mufti approached the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for the issuance of her passport.
In her petition, Mehbooba says, “the petitioner has been a member of the state assembly of Jammu and Kashmir and a member of Indian Parliament, representing Anantnag Constituency in the 14th and 16th Lok Sabha.” “The petitioner has also served as a Chief Minister of J&K state from April 4, 2016, to June 19, 2018,” the petition reads. She says despite representation for unknown reasons her police verification report has not been forwarded to the passport office.