NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday said that petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be heard by a five-judge constitutional bench and gave Centre four weeks to respond to petitions challenging CAA.
According to the details, The top court on Wednesday gave the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi four weeks to reply to a batch of 143 pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed last month.
A Bench of Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna passed the order while hearing more than 140 petitions challenging or supporting the newly amended citizenship law.
During the course of hearing, Chief Justice Bobde said, “We may ask the government to issue some temporary permits for the time being.”
Earlier, A group of students has protested against CAA NRC and NPR during India and Australia by wearing t-shirts which read “No CAA, No NRC and No NPR”.
According to the details, students showed up at Mumbai’s Wankhade stadium during the first ODI between India and Australia in anti-CAA slogan t-shirts.
The protesters claimed that they were within the law to wear t-shirts with a message at the match while Mumbai police escorted the students out of the ground.
India media reported that one of the protestors told the media “We reached Wankhade stadium India vs Australia match for peacefully showing our message – No NPR, NO NRC and NO CAA.”