Retired Army JCO Asked To Prove His Nationality By The Government

Retired Assamese soldier asked to prove he is Indian

"I am ready to prove my Indian nationality", an emotional Azmal told TOIon Sunday. "The investigating authorities, like the Election Commission of India and the Assam Border police, randomly pick and frame Indian citizens as illegal immigrants and send their cases to the Foreigners Tribunal". The retired Armyman has been dubbed as a "doubtful voter" by the Assam police and served a notice by a Foreigners' Tribunal in the state, asking him to prove his citizenship.

But the 49-year-old failed to keep the date as the notice reached his ancestral village Kalahikash near Boko, almost 70 km from the state capital, after September 11. He has been asked to appear in the local tribunal on October 13 and provide documents to prove that he is an Indian citizen. I have cried a lot because I am an ex-jawan of Indian Army. I never expected this kind of treatment after serving the nation for 30 years. "This is unnecessary harassment". Since she had all necessary documents, she was able to satisfy the tribunal. Haque's son studies at the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun and he aspires to serve the Indian Army. He, however, claims that his father Maqbool Ali's name is in the 1966 voter's list, as well as in the village surveys in 1961, 1962. His mother's name was there in 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC).

"I have no doubt that I will get justice at the tribunal". Why do I have to be humiliated so many times? Assam has over 100 foreigners' tribunal, with a Hindustan Times report stating that almost 80,000 people have been detected as foreigners since 1986, out of which, 29,729 were deported. Unlike criminal cases, in cases related to the Foreigners' Tribunal, the onus of proving one's citizenship lies with the individual.




Sonowal had then said that he will ensure that illegal migration from Bangladesh is stopped in two years.

He said that he was not the first member of his family to have been served with such a notice. There was no communication from the Assam Government after the issue came to light in the media. These were set up in Assam under the Foreigner (tribunal) Order of 1964 to check if the status of the citizens whose nationality is found to be doubtful.

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