Passports of Indian citizens who haven’t passed 10th standard will have an orange jacket instead of dark blue.
MEA adopts panel recommendations to make passport processing more humane.
Though the MEA cited Annexure K as a solution for such cases, the required magistrate’s attestation on the form has allegedly become another source of hassle and harassment for some.
For much of the 19th century migration was unhindered and emigrants could decide on the time of their arrival and departure.
The women and child development minister has responded to a petition by a single mother seeking a passport for her daughter without the name of her husband, who deserted them years ago.
A petition created by a woman whose husband abandoned her and her daughter has encouraged others to share similar experiences, all highlighting archaic and gender-biased rules.