Assam: Tagged as ‘Foreigner’ by SC, man finds name in NRC complete draft
GUWAHAT, July 31, 2018: A complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on Monday had several jaw-dropping aspects too. And none exemplified this better than a person, who was termed 'D' (doubtful) voter initially and declared foreigner subsequently by highest court of the land, but still managed to have had his name included in the all too important document of the land to prove his domicile status.
After the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on Monday, 40lakh people in Assam missed out NRC, but some aspects of NRC had jaw-dropping moments too.
A 'D' (doubtful) voter, Sobur Ali Mondal, who was initially declared foreigner by the highest court, still managed to have his name included in the all too important document of the land to prove his domicile status.
In the year 2014, Sobur Ali Mondal, son of Javed Ali Mondal, was first included in 'D' voters' list under Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency. He received a legal notice in 2016, after which he was declared as a foreigner by the Foreigners' Tribunal of Jorhat on 24th February 2017.
For the past one year, Sobur was lodged at Jorhat detention camp and during which he filed a special leave petition before the Supreme Court, which too was dismissed on 15th December 2017, thus effectively making him a foreigner. He then challenged the verdict at Gauhati High Court, which, however, upheld the tribunal's order.
Despite all the legal hurdles and setbacks, apparently Sobur name's was included in the final and complete draft of NRC.
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