2 Haryana girls claim they were denied passports as they looked like Nepalis
Chandigarh : 2 girls from Haryana have alleged that they have been denied passport by the Chandigarh authorities because of their appearance which appears to be like Nepalis.
"When we went to the passport office at Chandigarh, they saw our faces and wrote that we are Nepali. They ask us to prove our nationality," one of the girls alleged.
"We took up the matter with (Haryana) minister Anil Vij, only after which the process of making our passport started," she said.
The Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Ashok Sharma, wrote on the applications that the applicants appear to be like Nepalis.
"One person named Bhagat Bahadur went with his daughters Santosh and Henna to the passport office Chandigarh for the passport. There they were denied passport. The authorities wrote 'applicant seems to be Nepali' on their documents," said Mr Sharma.
"I took note of this as soon as it came to my attention. After my intervention, both the sisters were called by the passport office and now their passport will reach them very soon," he added.
He said a probe will be launched into matter.