A PIL was moved in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking immediate direction to the Centre to bring back Parvathi Ammal, 86-year old ailing mother of slain LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran for medical treatment.
The petition, filed by R Karuppan, a Chennai-based advocate, sought the apex court's intervention to ensure that Parvathi was brought back to India in a special plane from Colombo for providing her medical treatment as she was suffering from various geriatic problems including paralysis.
It accused the Centre of acting in an unconstitutional manner by deporting last month Parvathi to Malyasia after she landed in India with a valid passport.
According to the petition, Parvathi Ammal was also a resident of India for more than 15 years between 1988-2003 and the deportation order was issued on the basis of a circular issued in 2003.
The counsel submitted that on the direction of the Madras High Court he had made a representation to the state government on behalf of Parvathi to ensure her treatment in India but did not get any response.
The petition further submitted Parvathi's condition was precarious and even Malaysian government had taken a decision not to extend her visa, following which she was forced to return to Colombo.
The PIL is expected to come up for mention on Friday.