Voter ID, PAN card, Bank Documents not proof of Citizenship: Gauhati HC [Read orders]

The Bench based its rulings on the law laid down in a 2016 Gauhati High Court ruling.
Gauhati High Court
Gauhati High Court

The High Court of Gauhati recently reiterated that PAN Card, bank documents, Voter ID and land revenue paying receipts are not proof of citizenship. [Jabeda Begum @ Jabeda Khatun v. The Union of India and ors. and Munindra Biswas v. Union of India and ors].

Two orders to this effect were passed by the Bench of Justices Manojit Bhuyan and Parthivjyoti Saikia last week, while upholding Foreigners’ Tribunal orders.

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