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SC Issues Notice In Petition Challenging CAA & NPR, Asks Government To File A Reply

Lawstreet Journal 17 Jan 2020 9:31pm

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The Supreme Court today (January 17, 2020) issued a notice to the Central Government seeking a reply on the National Population Register or NPR. The notice was issued in response to a Petition filed by Israrul Haque Mondal who had challenged both the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 or CAA and the NPR.

According to a notification dated 31 July 2019 by the home ministry, the NPR is scheduled to start from April this year. The Supreme Court had earlier issued a notice merging all petitions related to CAA saying that all petitions will be heard on January 22, 2020.

To give basic idea to the readers, Section 5 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 provides for citizenship by registration. Section 6 provides for citizenship by naturalisation. As per Section 6 read with the Third Schedule given in the act, any person of full age and capacity, if qualified in accordance with the Schedule, can acquire Indian citizenship by naturalisation if, interalia, he is a person who has resided in India or has worked with the Central Government or partly the one and partly the other for a period of twelve months prior to submission of application for naturalisation (as provided for in Clause (c) of the third schedule) and he is a person who has resided in India or has worked with the Central Government or partly the one and partly the other for a period of eleven years in the fourteen years immediately preceding to the said twelve months (as provided in Clause (d) of the third schedule. This is… Continue Reading...


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