The Madras High Court on Friday gave two weeks time to slain LTTE chief Prabakaran's ailing mother Parvathi Ammal, deported from Chennai to Malaysia recently, to represent to the state government if she wanted to undergo medical treatment here.
Passing interim orders on a PIL, a bench comprising judges Elipi Dharmarao and K K Sasidharan said the state government had submitted that it had not received any representation from Parvathi for allowing her to stay in the state to undergo medical treatment.
"Therefore it is left to the petitioner, an advocate, to take steps to make a representation on behalf of Parvathi or to get the representation from her itself and submit the same to the state government within two weeks," it said.
After receiving the representation, the matter would be placed before the Centre by the state government within two weeks for consideration, it said.
Advocate Karuppan had filed the PIL seeking a direction to the Centre not to deport passengers who had a valid visa after immigration authorities denied permission to Parvathi to undergo medical treatment in Chennai and sent her back to Malaysia.
The Centre, in its counter, has defended the deportation saying there was a warning circular in force barring entry of Parvathi, issued on a request from the state government in 2003.