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Section 7A, Foreigners Act 1946: Power To Control Places Frequented By Foreigners

The contents of Section 7A of the Foreigners Act, 1946 (Act No. 31 of 1946), is reproduced as under:—

“(1) The prescribed authority may, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, direct the owner or person having control of any premises used as a restaurant or a place of public resort or entertainment or as a club and frequented by foreigners—
  (a) to close such premises either entirely or during specified periods, or
  (b) to use or permit the use of such premises only under such conditions as may be specified, or
  (c) to refuse admission to such premises either to all foreigners or to any specified foreigner or class of foreigner.

(2) A person to whom any direction has been given under sub-section (1) shall not, while such direction remains in force, use or permit to be used any other premises for any of the aforesaid purposes, except with the previous permission in writing of the prescribed authority and in accordance with any conditions which that authority may think fit to impose.

(3) Any person to whom any direction has been given under sub-section (1) and who is aggrieved thereby may, within thirty days from the date of such direction, appeal to the Central Government; and the decision of the Central Government in the matter shall be final.”

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 7A was newly inserted by Act 38 of 1947.

This page was last updated on 31st December, 2017.

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