New Passport Rules: Hindu Sadhus Can Apply Giving Their Guru’s Name

passport-647_122316054307NEW DELHI, INDIA, December 23, 2016 (India Today): Revising its passport application rules, the Ministry of External Affairs today allowed sadhus and sanyasis (Hindu saints and hermits) to apply for the travel document by giving their spiritual Guru’s name instead of their biological parents.

“Sadhus/ Sanyasis can apply for a passport with the name of their spiritual Guru mentioned in the passport application in lieu of their biological parent(s) name(s) subject to their providing of at least one public document such as Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India, PAN card, Adhar Card, etc wherein the name of the Guru has been recorded against the column(s) for parent(s) name(s),” a ministry statement released today.

Source: Hinduism Today