India Drafts Controversial New Law To Track Expats Travelling Abroad
The bill is seen as the revival of previously shelved legislation that would have barred expats from boarding flights without registering with the government
The Indian government has drafted a new emigration bill that revives a controversial mandatory measure for Indians to register before going overseas to work or to study.
The Ministry of External Affairs has posted the bill online, calling for comments or suggestions before January 20. The next session of parliament will begin on January 30, but the ministry has not revealed when the final version of its bill will be tabled for legislative approval.