Soldier who served at Siachen, battles to prove Indian citizenship
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Soldier who served at Siachen, battles to prove Indian citizenship

Shahidul Islam, 43, a subedar with the Indian Army who has served at the Siachen Glacier before his posting in Kolkata in October 2018, is fighting a case to prove his Indian citizenship.

“I have been posted in Kashmir, Kargil, and Siachen. I love my country and stand to protect it. But back home (in Assam), I am (seen as) a doubtful citizen,” Shahidul was quoted as saying in an Indian Express report.

The case which is ongoing at the Foreigners’ Tribunal Number 11, Barpeta district would have its next hearing on March 18. Shahidul may not be able to appear for the hearing, if his is “on the move.”

Shahidul in the Express report state that, “The first notice to appear at the Foreigners’ Tribunal came in October last year. It asked my mother, brother and me to appear on November 9,” and that state border police’s reference case against his family was made in 2003.

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