ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Clean Criminal Record a Prerequisite?

Criminality and Passport Issuance

In recent times, the passport has become an identity proof for most Indian citizens apart from being a travel document. In this regard, the insistence on “clean/no criminal record” as a qualifying criterion to obtain a passport must be questioned. Further, the lack of uniformity in the requirement of a clean record for renewal or disqualification of passports and the lack of cogency in the police verification exercise need to be reviewed and remedied.



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Updated On : 4th Jun, 2018

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