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Harassment over �D� voter issue

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SILCHAR, July 26 � Ramesh Chandra Das, 70, and his son Mangal Chandra Das, residents of Dholai forest village in Cachar district, have been identified as �D� voters and sent to the detection camp at the district jail. But the name of Ramesh Chandra Das did exist in the 1965 voter list. Their fates will be decided in a court verdict to be declared soon.

Sources said that in 2008, a foreigners tribunal declared both Ramesh Chandra Das and his son Mangal Chandra Das as �D� voters. Soon after Ramesh approached the court showing his evidence. The high court ordered the official not to push them back to Bangladesh and also ordered Mangal Das to surrender in front of the superintendent of police. But Mangal did not surrender. Subsequently the police arrested them and sent them to the detection camp.

This issue was raised by Citizens� Rights Protection Committee (CRPC). Sadhan Purkayastha, a member of CRPC said that Ramesh had earlier resided in Khelma village under Katigorah block. He then shifted to Dholai Jarailtola forest village.

In a certified copy received by the committee, it was mentioned that in the 1996 voter list the name of Ramesh Chandra Dasand his wife Thrithamayi Das was also in the list. Subsequently, the name of their their son Mangal Das appeared in the voter list. As evidence, Ramesh submitted certified copies of the 1965 and 1997 voter lists.

Sadhan Purkayastha clarified that when the tribunal case was going on, the Government had not issued any notice to them. Otherwise, they would have shown their proof, though they were suddenly declared as �D� voters. This is only one case. There are so many cases when citizens have been harassed in the name of �D� voters.

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Harassment over �D� voter issue

SILCHAR, July 26 � Ramesh Chandra Das, 70, and his son Mangal Chandra Das, residents of Dholai forest village in Cachar district, have been identified as �D� voters and sent to the detection camp at the district jail. But the name of Ramesh Chandra Das did exist in the 1965 voter list. Their fates will be decided in a court verdict to be declared soon.

Sources said that in 2008, a foreigners tribunal declared both Ramesh Chandra Das and his son Mangal Chandra Das as �D� voters. Soon after Ramesh approached the court showing his evidence. The high court ordered the official not to push them back to Bangladesh and also ordered Mangal Das to surrender in front of the superintendent of police. But Mangal did not surrender. Subsequently the police arrested them and sent them to the detection camp.

This issue was raised by Citizens� Rights Protection Committee (CRPC). Sadhan Purkayastha, a member of CRPC said that Ramesh had earlier resided in Khelma village under Katigorah block. He then shifted to Dholai Jarailtola forest village.

In a certified copy received by the committee, it was mentioned that in the 1996 voter list the name of Ramesh Chandra Dasand his wife Thrithamayi Das was also in the list. Subsequently, the name of their their son Mangal Das appeared in the voter list. As evidence, Ramesh submitted certified copies of the 1965 and 1997 voter lists.

Sadhan Purkayastha clarified that when the tribunal case was going on, the Government had not issued any notice to them. Otherwise, they would have shown their proof, though they were suddenly declared as �D� voters. This is only one case. There are so many cases when citizens have been harassed in the name of �D� voters.

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