Plea submitted to Delhi HC seeking visa extension for 44-year-old German with 70% physical and mental disability on exceptional medical grounds

A plea has been filed in the Delhi Supreme Court directing the defendant to accept the visa renewal application from a 44-year-old German with 70% physical and mental disabilities, who is currently in India for medical treatment. The plea states that the petitioner came to India for his medical treatment on January 18, 2020 and that his visa had expired …

A plea has been filed in the Delhi Supreme Court directing the defendant to accept the visa renewal application from a 44-year-old German with 70% physical and mental disabilities, who is currently in India for medical treatment.

The plea states that the petitioner had come to India at the age of 18 for his medical treatmentth January, 2020, and his visa expired on 8th July 2020. His visa extension application had also been rejected by the FRRO and subsequently received an “Exit Permit” on December 7, 2020, which would mean he would be stranded.

Placed by Advocates Prakhar Dixit and Siddharth Kumar Singhthe submission mentions the grounds of urgency and states that the petitioner suffers from 70% physical and mental disabilities, including infantile cerebral palsy (ICP) since birth, chronic anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suffered from severely compromised motor functions and depression immune system making him more prone to viral infections such as COVID-19.

Given his serious medical condition and related conditions, the petitioner has repeatedly visited India for his medical treatment. He visited India for the first time on January 10, 2015 on a single entry tourist visa and left on June 15, 2015. He continued to India. with an X-Entry Visa on 02.09.2015 and duly registered with FRRO, Pondicherry. He left on 01.12.2015 “.

It is also argued that when the exit permit was issued, the applicant was asked to leave at or before 10 p.m.nd Therefore, he would have to leave his current residence in December and would be deported after 22 yearsnd December 2020. Moreover, the petitioner had no other place of residence in India, or anyone who could take care of his health. Due to the ongoing pandemic caused by COVID-19, no one was willing to offer him a place to live or take care of his health.

The plea also seeks to draw the attention of the High Court to the fact that the ICMR guidelines state that even one person with the virus can infect 406 people within 30 days, and that scientists have determined that the virus can travel through the air. spread, because closeness to an infected person and can be transmitted further via liquids / water, and passed on by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces. In light of this, due to the petitioner’s medical condition, any trip during the pandemic would make him highly susceptible to contracting viral infections such as COVID-19, along with a greater risk of death.

Claiming that any travel during the pandemic would seriously endanger the petitioner’s life and that Article 21 guarantees the protection of the right to life and liberty for both citizens and foreigners, the plea for a stay on the exit permit and for the renewal of the visa of the petitioner on exceptional medical grounds.

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