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PAN Card, Land & Bank Documents No Proofs Of Citizenship: Gauhati HC

Guwahati: PAN card, land and financial institution paperwork don’t show one’s Indian citizenship, the Gauhati Excessive Court docket has noticed whereas dismissing a girl’s plea towards a tribunal order that rejected her citizenship declare.

A division bench comprising justices Manojit Bhuyan and P J Saikia dismissed Jabeda Begum’s plea because the paperwork submitted by her couldn’t set up her linkage to her projected father or brother.

Begum submitted 14 paperwork, together with her PAN card and ration card, two financial institution passbooks, the NRC particulars of her father Jabed Ali, voter lists the place the names of her grandparents, dad and mom and her alongside along with her husband have been printed and several other land income receipts.

The Foreigners Tribunal in Baksa district had earlier issued a discover to her on the idea of a reference made by the Superintendent of Police (Border) to show her Indian citizenship.

She appeared earlier than the tribunal and filed her written assertion together with the 14 paperwork, claiming to be a citizen of India by start.

The tribunal held that village headmen should not entitled to subject certificates supporting the citizenship of an individual and in addition rejected the financial institution paperwork as these adequately don’t show to be her’s.

The tribunal held that the petitioner did not file paperwork linking herself along with her projected dad and mom.

She appealed towards the tribunal’s ruling within the excessive courtroom, which noticed that it has rigorously gone by the route of the tribunal and located that she couldn’t file any paperwork to hyperlink herself along with her projected dad and mom.

The excessive courtroom had already held in one other case in 2016 that PAN card and financial institution paperwork should not proofs of citizenship, the division bench noticed.

Certificates issued by a ‘Gaon Bura’ or village headman additionally can’t be the proof of citizenship as such a certificates can solely be utilized by a married girl to show that after her marriage she had shifted to her matrimonial village, the courtroom dominated.

The courtroom noticed that the tribunal has appropriately appreciated the proof positioned earlier than it and there was no perversity within the resolution of the tribunal.

The judges dominated that the petitioner has did not show her linkage along with her projected father and her projected brother and as such this writ petition is devoid of advantage and disposed of accordingly.


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