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HC extends status quo of deportation of Lankan Tamil refugee

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High today extended the status quo on deporting Sri Lankan Tamil refugee R Senthuran residing in Pammal at till September 3.

A division bench, comprising Justice V Dhanapalan and Justice C T Selvam, extended the order passed by it on August 23.

Senthuran, currently living in and working in a private firm, has challenged the government order of August 19 to deport him and two others.

The petitioner, who came to in the wake of ethnic trouble in 2011, submitted he had not committed any crime in nor joined with any party to disturb the security of the country.

He maintained in his petition that since he was a Commonwealth citizen, in under Clause six of the First Schedule of the Citizenship Act and in view of his application for Indian citizenship still pending, he cannot be deported.

First Published: Tue, August 27 2013. 17:35 IST