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Land, bank papers can't be used as citizenship proof: Gauhati High Court

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The Gauhati High Court rejected a woman's plea against a tribunal that placed her under the "foreigner" category, saying that documents like land revenue receipts, bank statements and Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards cannot be used to show proof of citizenship. Land and bank records were, however, in the list of documents accepted by the authorities who ran the National Register of Citizens' (NRC) exercise in Assam.