CAA: SC Bars HCs from Passing Orders, Hints at 5-Judge Bench

Catch all the live updates on the protests against the amended Citizenship Act here.  

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Catch all the live updates on the Citizenship Amendment Act here.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 22 January made it clear that it will not grant any stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre and said it may refer pleas challenging the validity of the Act to a larger Constitution bench.

It barred the high courts from passing any orders related to the Act till it decided on the matter.

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Lucknow said that despite protests, CAA will not be withdrawn
  • Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad’s bail order was modified and he has been allowed to visit Delhi on conditions
  • Punjab and Kerala have passed resolutions against the contentious CAA in their respective Assemblies

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7:08 AM, 14 Jan

Delhi HC Directs Police to Look Into Road Restrictions on Shaheen Bagh Stretch

Amid the anti-CAA protests, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, 14 January, directed the police to take a call on the re-opening of Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.

The Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh road stretch has been closed since 15 December 2019.

7:02 AM, 14 Jan

Daryaganj Violence: Court Slams Delhi Police Over Azad’s Arrest, Verdict on 15 Jan

Delhi's Tis Hazari Court on Tuesday, 14 January, adjourned the hearing in Bhim Army Chief Chandrasekhar's bail plea in the Daryaganj violence case till Wednesday, so that the state can produce all FIRs registered against him in Saharanpur.

While hearing the bail application the court slammed the Delhi Police and said, “ You are behaving as if Jama Masjid is Pakistan. Even if it was Pakistan, you can go there and protest. Pakistan was a part of undivided India.”

7:58 AM, 14 Jan

DMC Appeals to CJI to Take Cognizance of Alleged Police Brutality Against CAA, NRC Protesters

Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has appealed to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde to take cognizance of the alleged police brutalities during recent protests against the CAA and the NRC in various parts of the country.

DMC Chairman Zafarul Islam Khan, in a letter to the CJI, said police behaviour in various states has been "highly objectionable" during the protests against CAA NRC.

Khan in his 10 January letter has attached a list of 87 instances of "police brutality" against protesters in UP, Karnataka, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and Delhi.

8:23 AM, 14 Jan

Anti-CAA Graffiti Spotted in Bengaluru

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