HC Seeks Centre’s Base on Plea for Repatriation of 5 Indian Seafarers Stranded in Iran

While The Petition Was Listed For Hearing On July 27, Advocate Gurinder Pal Singh, Representing The Petitioners, Urged The Court To Pass Immediate Directions To Give Financial Assistance To The Seafarers In Iran. (Image: News18)

While the petition was listed for hearing on July 27

  • , supporter Gurinder Friend Singh, representing the

    petitioners, prompted the court to pass immediate instructions to provide monetary support to the seafarers in Iran.(Image: News18)Justice Rekha Palli approved time to Main government counsel to seek guidelines on the petition submitted by the fathers of the 5 seafarers. PTI New Delhi Last Upgraded: July 20, 2021, 16:05 IST FOLLOW US ON: The Delhi High Court Tuesday looked for Centre’s reaction on a plea looking for repatriation of 5 Indian seafarers stranded in Iran after their acquittal in a criminal case there. Justice Rekha Palli approved time to Central federal government counsel to seek instructions on the petition submitted by the daddies of the 5 seafarers.” What are you doing? You get guidelines in these type of matters”, the judge told advocate Harish Vaidyanathan, who was standing for the Centre. While the petition was listed for hearing on July 27, advocate Gurinder Friend Singh, representing the petitioners, urged the court to pass instant directions to offer financial support to the seafarers in Iran. The counsel said that at the moment, the seafarers were enduring at the grace of God fearing Iranians. “Let him (Centre’s counsel) return with guidelines,” the court responded as it clarified that it was not looking for any counter affidavit from the centre at this phase. The court was informed that in 2019, the seafarers had started work at a freight vessel in Iran.However, in February 2020, the vessel was robbed by the Iranian authorities and the five Seafarers were detained for allegedly conspiracy to smuggle narcotics in deep sea, the counsel stated including that they were acquitted by a court in Iran in March this year. He stated in spite of repeated representations, no action was taken by the participant to come to their aid and the five seafarers had actually spent the last 450 days in Iran. It is sent in the petition that the Iranian authorities declined to turn over the passports of the seafarers on account of the case being referred to the Supreme Court of Iran. While the matter has still not been chosen by the Supreme Court of Iran, the Seafarers are in a limbo. They are not just stranded in Iran, they have no source of income., the petition said. The petition likewise stated that in a state of desperation, the 5 stranded Indian Seafarers even tape-recorded a video message on July 10, 2021, requesting the Hon ‘ble Prime Minister to intervene in the matter. Offered their pitiable condition, the main federal government and the Indian Embassy in Tehran need to supply legal help, a roofing to live under and appropriate financial assistance to the Seafarers, the petition said.Read all the Newest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here Published at Tue, 20 Jul 2021 05:35:05 -0500