Gauhati HC quashes tribunal’s judgement that declared BSF officer ‘foreigner’

GUWAHATI: The Gauhati High Court has quashed the judgement of a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam which declared an assistant sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) and his wife as “foreigners”.

Advocate Nekibur Zaman said the Gauhati HC had “quashed” the judgement of the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Jorhat that declared Mujibur Rahman and his wife Jorzina Begum, who hail from Udaypur-Mikirpatty of Merapani in Golaghat district, as declared foreigners, ex-parte.

“Now, he (Rahman) will have to go to the tribunal and produce the documents of the court. After the Gauhati HC’s order, he is no longer a declared foreigner. It will not be applicable to him,” Zaman said.

He said the couple belonged to a family of freedom fighters and that they possessed various documents starting from 1926.

“They are genuine Indian citizens. All his family members got included in the NRC (National Register of Citizens. Now, his name and that of his wife will get included in it,” the advocate said.

Source: The New Indian Express


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