This Article is From Jan 02, 2020

2 Haryana Girls Say Denied Passport As They Looked Like Nepalis

The Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Ashok Sharma, said the passport authority wrote "applicant seems to be Nepali" on their documents

A girl said that she and her sister were denied a passport citing that they look like Nepali.

Ambala (Haryana):

A girl and her sister have alleged that they were denied passport by the authorities in Chandigarh because they looked like people from Nepal. "When we went to the passport office at Chandigarh, they saw our faces and wrote that we are Nepali. They ask us to prove our nationality," one of the girls alleged.

"We took up the matter with (Haryana) minister Anil Vij, only after which the process of making our passport started," she said.

The Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Ashok Sharma, said the passport authority wrote "applicant seems to be Nepali" on their documents.

"One person named Bhagat Bahadur went with his daughters Santosh and Henna to the passport office Chandigarh for the passport. There they were denied passport. The authorities wrote 'applicant seems to be Nepali' on their documents," said Mr Sharma.

"I took note of this as soon as it came to my attention. After my intervention, both the sisters were called by the passport office and now their passport will reach them very soon," he added.

He said a probe will be launched into matter.