IUML’s two pleas in SC: sought clarity on CAA-NRC

NEW DELHI: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Thursday filed two fresh petitions in the Supreme Court seeking stay of the operation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 notification issued by the Centre.

The party has earlier filed a plea in the apex court against the CAA calling it “unconstitutional”.

“Since 2014, the Ministers of the Union Respondent including the Hon’ble Prime Minister have been giving contradictory statements on the NRC and its implementation across the country and its link to the NPR exercise being carried out across the country,” the petition read.

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Earlier, the Kerala government, which also passed a resolution against the amended Citizenship Act moved the Supreme Court against the new law.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde and comprising Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant will hear nearly 60 petitions pertaining to Citizenship Amendment Act on 22 January.

Excluding Muslims, the CAA grants grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.

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