Taking cognizance of the petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central Government. About 59 petitions have been filed against this law in the Supreme Court, on which the court has heard on Wednesday. The petition challenges the constitutional validity of the law.
However, the Supreme Court refused to stay the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Supreme Court said it would hear the petition in January. The central government has to reply to the petitions by the second week of January. The next hearing of the case will be on 22 January 2020.
Demonstrations took place violently in several places, including Delhi’s Jamia and Seelampur, over the Citizenship Amendment Act. In this regard, Section 144 has been implemented in Delhi North East. At the same time, the BSP parliamentary party met President Ram Nath Kovind today to demand the withdrawal of the law.
After meeting the President, BSP MP Satish Chandra Mishra said, “We told the President that the Citizenship Amendment Act is wrong and is in violation of Articles 14 and 21. We have requested them to take steps to cancel it. ”