GUWAHATI: A Guwahati-based NGO has filed a case with the police after three declared foreigners allegedly made it to the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on Saturday.
In its complaint, the Assam Public Works (APW), which first moved the Supreme Court seeking the updation of the NRC, said Jubeda Begum, wife of Dil Mamud; her son Md Jahur Ali and daughter Sahida Begum were declared as foreigners by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Morigaon in 2016 under 2 (a) of the Foreigners’ Act, 1946, for entering Assam illegally after March 24, 1971 which is the NRC cut-off date.
The Assam Public Works said the NRC authorities were not supposed to include the names of declared foreigners.
It demanded that the police conduct an investigation to find out as to how the trio managed to get their names included in the NRC and if there was any long term agenda behind this inclusion “which may be a threat to the internal security and sovereignty of India”.
Delivering its judgement on the case of Jubeda and her two children, the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Morigaon had stated: “They are declared as foreigners under section 2 (a) of the Foreigners’ Act, 1946, who have illegally entered India (Assam) from Bangladesh after March 24, 1971.”
After declaring them as foreigners, the tribunal had ordered the deletion of their names from the voters’ list, any other list where they were beneficiaries of a government scheme or schemes, family ration card, voter ID, driving license and confiscation of all such documents.
As the National Register of Citizens authorities had taken a decision to not include the names of the declared foreigners, a lot of such people, including Army’s retired honourary captain Mohammad Sanaullah, failed to make it to the list.
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