Onus on petitioner to give admissible legacy proof: High court

Petitioner Nur Begum was declared a foreigner after the tribunal refused to accept any of the eight documents she had submitted as proof that she was a resident of Assam before March 24, 1971, the cut-off for citizenship cited in the Assam Accord of 1985. The documents include a school certificate mentioning that Nur is the daughter of Raju Hussain of Golaghat and a certificate issued by the government gaonburah (village headman) of Duliagaon, certifying that she is Hussain’s third daughter.

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