TDN World Desk: The Gauhati High Court observed that land revenue receipt of the lands do not prove citizenship, Live Law reported.
The court also ruled, following a previous judgement, that a person’s PAN card and bank documents do not prove his or her citizenship.
The observation was made by a division bench of Gauhati High Court comprised of Justices Maojit Bhuyan and Parthivjyoti Saikia. Both the judges passed their judgement while hearing a writ petition filed by one Jabeda Begum against the order passed by Foreigner Tribunal, Baksa, which declared that she was a foreigner post 1971 stream.
The above named petitioner, Jabeda Begum, was issued notification by Foreign Tribunal at Baksa, Tamulpur, Assam to prove her Indian citizenship following a reference from Superintendent of Police (B).
Following the instruction, she appeared before the Foreign Tribunals with documents. But the Tribunal rejected the documents.
As stated by Jabeda Begum, she had her parents name in the Voter List of 1966. Even in the 1966 voter list the names of her grand parents did appear, she claimed.Her father name was also enlisted in the voter list in 1970 and 1997 as well.