Petitioners who were asked to leave India filed a petition asking Union Government and Government of Uttar Pradesh to forbear the order. It was argued that issuing a writ in this respect is outside the jurisdiction of the High Court. The court held that the High Court does have the power to issue a writ against the Union Government. The test under Article 226 for jurisdiction is to see the effect of the impugned order and the residence of the petitioners.
Maqbul-un-Nissa vs Union of India