D-voter or Doubtful Voter Mahindra Das

The tribunals are quasi-judicial bodies that determine whether a person staying illegally is a "foreigner" or not.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 02, 2021 12:34:16 pm

02 June 2021 Current Affairs:The last "foreigner," Manindra Das, walked out of one of Assam's six detention centres, leaving approximately 170 more to be released from the other five. Mahindra Das was labelled a "D-voter" in 2015 before being declared a "foreigner" in a one-sided decision by a Foreigners' Tribunal in 2019.

Highlights:
About D-voter, or doubtful voter:
♦ During the preparation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, those whose citizenship was in doubt or under dispute were labelled as ‘D- Voters.'
♦ They are not defined in the Citizenship Act of 1955 or the Citizenship Rules of 2003.
About declared foreigner:
♦ The declared foreigner or DF, is a person who has been marked by the Foreigners' Tribunal (FT) for allegedly failing to prove their citizenship after being identified as an illegal immigrant by the State police's Border wing.
About Foreigners tribunal:
♦ The Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964 established the Foreigners Tribunals.
♦ The tribunals are quasi-judicial bodies that determine whether a person staying illegally is a "foreigner" or not. 
 
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