Deepak Debnath: 30th person to commit suicide on being branded "foreigner" in Assam

Deepak Debnath of Udalgiri district, Assam, has become the 30th person who committed suicide by hanging himself in a grove near his house after being accused of being a ‘foreigner’. Reporting on the suicide death, Sabrang India, a human rights site, said, Debnath’s name appeared in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), published on December,31, 2017 but had been struck off the NRC final draft released on July 30 this year.
The site underlined, "The reason listed for rejection was a 'Pending case in Foreigners Tribunal’ case that the Border Police has mysteriously foisted on him in the intervening months. In a cruel twist of fate, his ‘legacy’ data, that establishes him as a bonafide Indian citizen as his name in the 1971 voter list."
It added, "The humiliation of being labelled a ‘foreigner’ in his own land, fearful of what the future holds for him and his family, especially in the light of rampant fearmongering by right-Wing politicians and regional supremacist groups, Debnath chose to kill himself."

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