No Stay On CAA Until Court Hears The Centre – Supreme Court

A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, while hearing 144 petitions filed related to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has rejected to put a stay on the amended act saying that the court first needs to hear the Centre’s views on the same.

Out of the 144 petitions filed in the court, most of them were filed against the Act while others were filed in favor of the same.

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The court has also issued a notice to the Centre giving it 4 weeks deadline to explain why it felt the need to amend the 1955 Citizenship Act. The court has given over 60 copies of around 60 pleas out of the 144 petitions.

No Stay On CAA Until Court Hears The Centre
Source – The Indian Express

Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal had urged the bench to put on hold the CAA and postpone the National Population Register (NPR) for the time being. He said the citizenship giving process must be postponed to two or three months but was rejected by the court.

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The court also said that the petitions from Assam (which lead the nationwide protests against the CAA) will be segregated from others.

As reported by Hindustan Times, AG Venugopal said that there should be no more petitions allowed. SG Tushar Mehta says the way out is to allow the filing of intervention applications in writ petitions which have already been filed. 

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