FJA Shortlist 2022

Category: Outstanding Contribution to Peace

Author: Sanskrita Bharadwaj

Assam's Hasina Bhanu Won A 20-Year Legal Battle To Prove She Was Indian. It Came At A Cost

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January 12, 2022

Article 14

After her citizenship was first questioned in 1997, an Assam housewife was held to be Indian in 2016 by a quasi-judicial body called a foreigner’s tribunal. Five years later, the same tribunal declared her a foreigner and sent her to a detention camp, before the high court struck down the flip-flop. She is now free, but two decades of litigation have left her debilitated and her family in debt. Read more