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[Supreme Court Live]: SC Refuses To Grant Interim Stay On Implementation Of CAA, Next Hearing Scheduled

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jan 2020 4:31pm

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The Supreme Court of India today is hearing a mixed bunch of petitions some supporting while others challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). In its previous hearing SC had refused to grant a stay on the implementation of the Act and fixed January 22, 2020 as the date to conduct a hearing on the petitions.

The Central Government is yet to file its response in the matter against CAA in the Supreme Court. Besides, there is a transfer petition filed by the Centre to transfer similar cases from all the High Courts to the Apex Court. Court’s order is likely to be passed on that issue.

Kapil Sibal, Advocate for one of the Petitioners and Attorney General, KK Venugopal speak about overcrowding of courts and ruckus inside courts. "There should be a peaceful and calm atmosphere in court", says Venugopal. He adds that there should be some restrictions on who can come inside court room. The hearing (in matters) is also disordered, says Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.

Sibal asks CJI-led bench whether the petitions opposing CAA should be referred to a Constitution Bench. “Maybe it should,” replies CJI Bobde. Sibal asks for an interim stay on the implementation of the CAA. Sibal says a stay should be granted till the time the Supreme Court hears the matter because if citizenship is granted to someone once, it would not be possible to revoke that citizenship.

Rajeev Dhavan suggests the full bench to refer the matter to a constitutional bench.… Continue Reading...

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