Retired Army soldier asked to prove Indian citizenship in Assam

Updated On : 01 Oct , 2017 , 10:23 PM
Assam Police asks retired Army personnel, Mohd Azmal Haque to prove Indian citizenship. (Source: Twitter)
Assam Police asks retired Army personnel, Mohd Azmal Haque to prove Indian citizenship. (Source: Twitter)
New Delhi:

Assam Police has accused a retired Indian Army soldier, who serve as Junior Commissioned Officer for 30 years, of being an illegal immigrant.

The Assam Police claims Mohd Azmal Haque came to India illegally after 1971. The state police has has termed Haque as a "doubtful voter."

Haque has claimed that he was in Assam’s Kamrup district in 1968 and that his mother’s name features in the 1951 National Register of Citizens.

In a twitter video uploaded by Aman Wadud, Haque has expressed his grief after being served a notice to prove his citizenship.

The ex-army personnel, in the video has requested the Indian President, Prime Minister and Home Minister to take adequate action so that rightful citizens are not harassed.

Haque said, “I am very said. I have cried a lot because I am an ex-jawan of Indian Army. I gave 30 years of my life for my country in the Indian Army. I have served in the most difficult terrains  during my service period.”

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In the video the ex-army man adds, “After retirement I shifted to Guwahati. Kamrup superintendent of police (SP) has issued a notice saying doubtful foreigner.”

Earlier in 2012 Haque was accused of being an illegal immigrant in 2012 by Foreigns’ Tribunal.

The Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay told the media, “I will look into the matter and see why a notice has been served.”

The Indian Army’s East Command contacted Haque and has promised to all necessary assistance till the matter is solved.

First Published : Sunday, October 01, 2017 04:27 PM
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