October/November 2013, Ajay Parasram, The Leveller.
What should have been a simple case of Ottawa conceding an error in stripping citizenship from Canadianborn Deepan Budlakoti is turning into a Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge. This is due to the Harper government’s refusal to accept evidence confirming Budlakoti’s status as a Canadian citizen.
“The legal team is in the process of getting a Charter application completed,” Budlakoti told the Leveller. A Charter application, or challenge, is a court case where a Canadian citizen argues that his or her rights as outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (CCRF) have been violated.