An affidavit is not Evidence alone?

•Affidavit in itself is not an Evidence alone even if it is a First Class Magistrate Affidavit. An affidavit is a Self-declared document and it is not an Evidence within the meaning of Section 3 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 ( which specifies characteristics of Evidence) •Many people are not correcting the Original citizenship and identity documents with the correct name and relying on Affidavit to show both are the same person. I must say that they are taking a huge risk by relying on mere Self-declared Affidavit. • •Rather, they should take the help of the affidavit in correcting the error in the Document but not keeping Affidavit as supporting a claim for error. • •Here in few next pages, I have put forward the Court judgment on Affidavit as Evidence.

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