Decision of Foreigners Tribunal will succeed over state government: SC
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Decision of Foreigners Tribunal will succeed over state government: SC

G Plus News | May 18, 2019 12:32 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Apex court has ordered that the decision of the Foreigners Tribunal on illegal immigrants will be obligatory and that it will succeed the state government's decision on the inclusion or exclusion of a person in the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The court also observed that people can produce documents related to the family tree, in case their names have not been included in NRC, and seek a review on the tribunal's decision.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna has been hearing the matter regarding the right to move to an appropriate forum against the exclusion of the name of a person in the NRC. 

The court observed that decision of the foreigners' tribunal, a judicial body, will prevail over NRC decisions.


(With inputs from IANS)

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