Guwahati: Recently many cases in which genuine Indian citizens have been harassed in the name of doubtful voters (D voter) in Assam came to the forefront. Marzina Begum – resident of Goalpara district was one of them; she was wrongly arrested as being a D voter in Nov 2016.
After spending 8 months in Detention camp and almost a year-long legal battle, Guwahati High Court declared her Indian citizen in July 2017.
Later, she filed a petition for compensation of Rs 1 crore after her release. The petition was filed against those who were responsible for framing her as a D voter which forced her to stay in Detention camp for so long.
Marzina alleges that she is now being threatened and harassed by some unknown miscreants who are forcing her to compromise.
Member of Parliament and President of Assam State Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal who helped Marzina during her legal battle said that D voter is a dangerous tool to make people deprived of their citizenship.
He said that Marzina Begum was arrested late night on 29 November over the suspicion of D voter and put in Detention camp. No court order or notice was issued before the arrest and later during investigation; it was revealed that there was no case registered or notice issued against Marzina.
Maulana further said that this isn’t just one, there are thousands of stories one can find in Assam.
Yesterday he visited Marzina’s home to take stock of the situation and asked police to act against guilty and ensure the security of Marzina Begum.
Earlier, TheShahab.com was the first one to report about the Ex Indian Army officer Azmal Haque who was asked to prove his citizenship by Foreigners’ Tribunal.
The Supreme Court on 22 November reserved its order on the validity of the gram panchayat certificate to make a claim for inclusion of one’s name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC).