The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the listening to of a batch of petitions difficult the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and posted the matter for additional listening to on September 19.
A bench of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat was listening to a minimum of 220 petitions difficult the CAA. The pleas towards the CAA first got here up for listening to within the Supreme Court on December 18, 2019.
The invoice was handed by the Parliament on December 11, 2019, after which it met with protests throughout the nation. The CAA got here into impact on January 10, 2020.
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra, Congress chief Jairam Ramesh, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Congress chief Debabrata Saikia, and several other NGOs and legislation college students are amongst those that had filed the pleas earlier than the Supreme Court difficult the legislation.
In 2020, the Kerala authorities filed a case within the Supreme Court, turning into the primary state to problem the CAA.
The legislation fast-tracks the method of granting citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled non secular persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and took refuge in India on or earlier than December 31, 2014.
The Supreme Court had earlier issued discover to the Centre and refused to cross an interim order staying the legislation with out listening to the Centre.