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10 Mar 2015

Press Trust of India

India: Delhi High Court quashes look out circular against Greenpeace campaigner Priya Pillai

The Delhi High Court..set aside the look out circular issued against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai who was offloaded from a flight to London two months back, saying her fundamental right to travel cannot be curtailed...Justice Rajiv Shakdher, while upholding her right to travel abroad, also said Pillai has every right to hold a different opinion on development policies and this cannot be the sole ground to restrict her movement...The high court had earlier expressed concern over Pillai not being allowed to visit London, saying government has to draw a line between “nationalism and jingoism”.