Anna Bala Ray, (40 years), a resident of Pub Ankorbari in Chirang district of Assam who was arrested and sent to a detention camp in Kokrajhar on June 23 last after being declared a foreigner by a foreigners’ tribunal was released on Thursday.
A foreigners’ tribunal in Chirang district on Wednesday ordered the release of Anna Bala Ray after her husband submitted some documents proving her Indian citizenship.
The tribunal also ordered Anna Bala Ray, to appear before it on Friday next with all documents which endorse her citizenship.
Anna Bala Ray was declared a foreigner on January 2 last by the tribunal after she failed to appear before it with documents to prove her citizenship on five consecutive dates.
The tribunal served her notice to prove her citizenship in October 2017 which she failed to appear, following which the police arrested her on June 23 last and sent her to the detention camp in Kokrajhar.
The All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union took up the case and also carried out protest dharna demanding her release.
AKRSU general secretary Gokul Barman termed the arrest as a conspiracy of the government to stage the indigenous people as D voter and sending them to the detention camps.
He urged the government to stop harassment of indigenous people by labeling them as foreigners.
Hiteswar Barman, advisor of All Koch-Rajbongshi Students Union said that this is second person of the Koch-Rajbongshi indigenous community who has become a victim in the name D voters.