AIUDF decries decision to send cases disposed of by FTs to HC
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 12: The AIUDF has termed the decision taken by Dispur to send citizenship-related cases to the Gauhati High Court even after the persons concerned were declared Indian citizens by Foreigners Tribuls (FTs), as unfortute.
In a statement issued to the press today, AIUDF organizatiol general secretary Aminul Islam said: “The Centre and the State Government have been out to keep the problem of foreigners in Assam alive, instead of solving it. Dispur is ignoring and suspecting the judgments pronounced by the Foreigners Tribuls. The screening committees formed by the government at district and state levels will only complicate the problem, instead of solving it.”
Islam said: “The government is sending the cases of citizens, who have been declared Indians by Foreigner Tribuls, to the high court for review. On the other, the FTs declared a number of people as foreigners only because of clerical errors on the part of officials like differences in ages and mes. We want such cases be brought under the review of the screening committees. A notice was issued on the suspicion of around seven lakh foreigners staying in the State. However, during police investigation, over two lakh of them have been proved to be Indians, and over two lakh cases have been disposed of by the Foreigners Tribuls, declaring over 35,000 people as foreigners. However, most of the judgments were ex parte. Dispur is engaged in politics as its prediction of lakhs of foreigners staying in the State is being proved not based on facts. Such a decision on the part of the government will only complicate the problem of foreigners in the State, instead of solving it.”