Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea by Ashok Swain against cancellation of OCI card

Updated: Dec 8 2022 2:08PM

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response from the central government on a petition by academic Ashok Swain against the cancellation of his Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card.

Justice Prathiba M Singh issued notice on the petition by the Sweden resident and granted four weeks' time to the Centre to state its stand.

In his plea, the petitioner – Professor and head of department at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University in Sweden -- said that pursuant to a show-cause notice issued in 2020, his OIC card was arbitrarily barred on the alleged premise that he was indulging in inflammatory speeches and anti-India activities.