The Supreme Court is scheduled to listen to over 200 PILs Monday together with a batch of petitions difficult the constitutional validity of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
A bench headed by Chief Justice U U Lalit is scheduled to listen to the petitions difficult the validity of the CAA whose enactment had triggered widespread protests throughout the nation.
According to the record of companies uploaded on the apex court docket’s web site, a bench comprising the Chief Justice and Justice S Ravindra Bhat has posted 220 petitions for listening to, together with the lead plea by the Indian Union of Muslim League in opposition to the CAA.
Several PILs pending for a few years within the high court docket may even be taken up for listening to.
The CJI-led bench can also be scheduled to listen to another PILs together with a plea filed by an organisation, We The Women of India, for creating satisfactory infrastructure beneath the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act throughout the nation for offering efficient authorized support to affected girls.
The plea had stated home violence continues to be the commonest crime in opposition to girls in India regardless of the regulation being enacted greater than 15 years again.
Hearing the batch of pleas on December 18, 2019, the highest court docket had refused to remain the operation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), however had issued notices to the Centre.
The amended regulation seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Jain, and Parsi communities who got here to the nation from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan on or earlier than December 31, 2014.
The high court docket had issued discover to the Centre and had sought its response by the second week of January 2020.
However, because of the COVID-19-induced restrictions, the matter couldn’t come up for a full-fledged listening to because it concerned a lot of legal professionals and litigants.
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), one of many petitioners which have challenged the CAA, stated the act violates the basic Right to Equality and intends to grant citizenship to a bit of unlawful immigrants by making an exclusion primarily based on faith.
The plea by IUML filed by way of advocate Pallavi Pratap seeks an interim keep on the operation of the regulation.
The plea filed by Congress chief Jairam Ramesh has stated the Act is a “brazen attack” on core basic rights envisaged beneath the Constitution and treats “equals as unequal”.
“The impugned Act creates two classifications, viz, classification on basis of religion and the classification on the basis of geography, and both the classifications are completely unreasonable and share no rational nexus to the object of the impugned Act i.e., to provide shelter, safety, and citizenship to communities who in their native country are facing persecution on grounds of religion,” the plea has stated.
Several different petitions have been filed difficult the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, together with by RJD chief Manoj Jha, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
Other petitioners embrace these by Muslim physique Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, All Assam Students Union (AASU), Peace Party, CPI, NGOs ‘Rihai Manch’ and Citizens Against Hate, advocate M L Sharma, and regulation college students have additionally approached the apex court docket difficult the Act.
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