CAA case will now be heard on December 6, Supreme Court has given time to the Center to file its reply
The Supreme Court will now hear the Citizenship Amendment Act on 6 December. The CJI has ordered to list the CAA matter on December 6 before an appropriate bench. The CJI will retire on November 7. The CJI has given time to the government to file its reply on the petitions filed in respect of Assam and Tripura. Two or three cases will be heard as the main case so that the matter can be heard easily. Earlier, the Solicitor General said that there are a total of 232 petitions. The Center has filed the reply and we need some time to file the reply on behalf of Assam and Tripura. The CGI said that this demand was made even at the last moment.
However, on Sunday, the central government appealed to the Supreme Court to dismiss all the petitions challenging the CAA, saying it does not encourage illegal immigration. Rather, it is a clear law that grants Indian citizenship to only six specified community people who came to the country including Assam on or before December 31, 2014. With this law, there is no danger of foreigners entering the country in the future also.
Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Justice S. Only 232 petitions, mostly PILs, are listed for hearing on October 31 on the issue of CAA before a bench of Ravindra Bhat and Justice Bela M. Trivedi. Earlier, a bench headed by Justice Lalit had said that the petitions challenging the CAA would be referred to a three-judge bench. The main petition on this issue was filed by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).
Home Ministry files 150-page affidavit
The 150-page affidavit filed by the Union Home Ministry said that Parliament is competent to make laws for the whole or any part of India under the powers conferred by Article 245(1) of the Indian Constitution. In the affidavit filed by Sumant Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, an appeal has been made to dismiss all the petitions. The CAA-2019 facilitates citizenship for people belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian communities who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.
This facility is also for those who are exempted from the Central Government under the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920, and other relevant provisions and the Foreign Act, 1946.
These names were included in the petitioners
Other important people who filed the petition include Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, RJD leader Manoj Jha, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi. Muslim organization Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, All Assam Students' Union, Peace Party, Communist Party of India, non-governmental organization 'Rhai Manch', advocate ML Sharma and law students also approached the apex court challenging the act. Is.