Single-judge Justice Rekha Palli said that while it might be the right of the Central government to deny him entry, the same has to be justified on record by furnishing reasons.
The Delhi HC on Friday, sought response from the Central government on a plea by Manisha Malik, wife of New Zealand Youtube Vlogger Karl Edward Rice (Karl Rock) challenging the decision of the government to blacklist Karl thereby prohibiting him from entering India.
The Central government submitted that the application for visa was cancelled as the petitioner was on a spouse visa but conducted business, contrary to visa rules.
The petitioner’s counsel submitted that Rock had written to the Ministry of Home Affairs several times there was no response from them.
Justice Palli remarked Centre that “You may be right in this, It is absolutely your prerogative, to have him in the country or not. But it has to be justified on record.”
The Court, therefore, sought a response from the government and posted the case for further consideration on September 23.