“Don’t know how to prove citizenship”: CISF jawan gets D-Voter notice in Assam

Rangia: A month after war veteran Mohammed Sanaullah (52), who was declared a ‘foreigner’ by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam and received bail, now a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan has claimed that he has been issued Doubtful Voter (D-Voter) notice by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Kamrup district.

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As reported in News18, Mamud Ali, a CISF jawan currently posted at West Bengal’s Bankura, had claimed on Sunday that he received the D-voter notice which forced him to rush to his home in Dalgaon in Nagarbera, Assam.

Disheartened with the notice, Ali said, “After serving the nation as a CISF jawan for 25 years, I do not know how I should prove my Indian citizenship. Is this the reward the government gave me?” He further added, “I have all necessary documents since 1947, starting with my father’s school certificate from that year. The government has to take responsibility. I want justice.”

Kamrup Deputy Commissioner Kamal Kumar Baishya said that he has learnt about the notice and will look into the matter. Locals protested against the D-Voter notice to Ali and demanded that the government “desist from harassing people.”

“It is unfortunate that CISF and Army personnel are being declared foreigners by the government repeatedly. We need justice and also need an answer from the government about what it is actually doing,” a protestor said.

The claims have not been confirmed yet but considering the history, there is a high probability of this claim being a reality. Thousands of people are being left out of NRC and given notices by the Foreigners’ Tribunal over minor discrepancies in their names, among other reasons. The latest claim is just an addition to the unfortunate humanitarian crisis in Assam.

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