SC Issues Notice To Centre On Pleas Challenging Citizenship Act; Refuses To Put A Stay On New Law

SC Issues Notice To Centre On Pleas Challenging Citizenship Act; Refuses To Put A Stay On New Law

New Delhi: The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on Wednesday over a batch of pleas challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act, but has refused to put a stay on the new law.

This comes which has triggered nationwide unrest since it enforcement.

AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, Kerala’s Muslim League party and several other leaders have filed altogether 20 pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the law.

Other petitioners — which include Peace Party, NGOs Rihai Manch and Citizens Against Hate, advocate M.L. Sharma, and law students — have a common issue with the amended Act, which declares members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 after facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

During the proceedings, CJI Bobde called Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal and said there is “unusual request” from lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay who says he visited Jamia and people don’t know about the Act, can you publicise the Citizenship Amendment Act?”

AG said “government authorities can publish the Act”.

AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, Kerala’s Muslim League party and several other leaders have filed pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the law.

Other petitioners – which include Peace Party, NGOs Rihai Manch and Citizens Against Hate, advocate M.L. Sharma, and law students — have a common issue with the amended Act, which declares members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 after facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

A bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant had said the pleas will be heard along with other pending matters on Wednesday.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought urgent listing of two pleas and insisted the hearing should be clubbed with a similar plea filed by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML). He informed the bench he has filed two pleas, one by the Congress and the other by ex-Maharaja of Tripura.

On Thursday, a writ petition was filed by the IUML claiming that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) 2019, passed by the Parliament on Wednesday, violates Article 14 of the Constitution.

President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Thursday night, turning it into an Act.

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