Tuesday, December 17, 2019

SC Refuses To Stay Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, Issues Notice On All Petitions

Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to all petitions challenging the Constitutional Validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.

the Bench has refused to stay the operation of the Act till the disposal of the matters. The Bench comprising CJI Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surrya Kant asked the Centre to file the response by the second week of January. The Petitions contended that the Act, which liberalizes and fast-tracks grant of citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, promotes religion-based discrimination.

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