Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on pleas challenging Citizenship Law, no stay on implementation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to centre on a batch of pleas challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde and also comprising Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant refused to stay the implementation of the Citizenship Law.

The top court will hear the pleas in January.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which will grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, has triggered a massive outrage across the nation.

Several parts of the Country have been on a boil and witnessed violent protests over the past few days.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described violent protests on the new citizenship law ‘unfortunate and deeply distressing’.

He asked people not to let what he described as vested interest groups create a divide in society.

PM Modi assured Indians that CAA will not affect the citizen of India. He also underscored that the act was drafted only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.