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SC adjourns hearing of petitions challenging CAA, next hearing on September 19 – Fast Hindi News

New Delhi: As reported by news agency ANI, the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a batch of petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and posted the matter for further hearing on September 19.

A bench of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat was hearing at least 220 petitions challenging the CAA.

The petitions against the CAA, which came into force on January 10, 2020, were first heard in the Supreme Court on December 18, 2019. The last hearing on this was held on 15 June 2021. The CAA was passed by the Parliament in December. 11, 2019, which was followed by protests in many parts of the country.


The petitioners include the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a Kerala-based political party, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, Congress leader and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh in what it said was a “merciless attack” on the basic fundamental rights envisaged under the Act. Is. Constitution and considers “equal to unequal”.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi, Congress leader Devvrat Saikia, NGOs Rihai Manch and Citizens Against Hate, Assam Advocates Association and law students are among many others challenging the CAA.

In 2020, Kerala became the first state to challenge the CAA in the Supreme Court.

About CAA Act

The 2019 Act amended the Citizenship Act, 1955, which makes illegal migrants eligible for citizenship if they belong to (a) Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian communities, and (b) Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan. are from.

The law accelerates the process of granting citizenship to the above.

It is applicable only to expatriates who entered India on or before 31st December 2014. As per the amendment, certain areas of the Northeast have been exempted from the provision.

CAA Act is a ‘gentle law’ – Center

The top court had earlier issued notice to the Center and refused to pass an interim order staying the law without hearing the Centre.

In March 2020, the Center filed its affidavit before the top court stating that the CAA Act is a “benign law” that does not affect the “legal, democratic or secular rights” of any Indian citizen.

At the same time, while calling the law legal, the Center had said that CAA does not violate any fundamental right, the question of violation of constitutional morality does not arise. The petitions argued that the Act, which accelerates the grant of citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, and promotes religion-based discrimination.

The amendments have also been challenged on several grounds including violation of secularism, Articles 21 (right to life), 15 (prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth) and 19 (right to liberty). ,

SC ने CAA को चुनौती देने वाली याचिकाओं की सुनवाई स्थगित की, अगली सुनवाई 19 सितंबर को




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