EU Parliament Debates Anti-CAA Motion, Voting Delayed Till March
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A joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by Members of the European Parliament against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, was debated at the Plenary session in Brussels on Thursday, 30 January, PTI reported.
Earlier, the European Parliament had announced that the vote on the motion would be postponed to the Plenary session in March.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police released photos of 70 people involved in the violence during anti-CAA protests at Jamia Millia Islamia on 15 December 2019.
Senior Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi will lead a 2 km “Save The Constitution March” on Thursday, 30 December at Kalpetta in Wayanad district. The march will start from SKMJ High School to the new bus stand at Kalpetta, party sources said.
- Two people were killed and one injured in a clash between two groups in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Wednesday
- Activist Yogendra Yadav has announced multiple protests across India on 30 January
- SC said it will not grant any stay on CAA without hearing the Centre and that it may refer pleas to a larger Constitution Bench
- Delhi Police said on Wednesday that it would take appropriate action if the protest at Shaheen Bagh obstructs the upcoming Assembly elections
Out of 144 Petitions, 2 Are in Favour of CAA
Out of the 144 petitions listed before the Supreme Court regarding the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, two petitions, including the one by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay are in favour of CAA.
Meanwhile, 142 petitions argue it's a violation of Article 14 of Constitution (equal treatment of laws).
Bench Assembles, Commotion in Courtroom
As the SC bench sat for the start of hearings of the petitions against and in support of the Citizenship Act, the Chief Justice's courtroom erupted in a ruckus, due to the massive crowd present for the 144 petitions listed for hearing.
The CJI later discussed what to do about the crush of people in the courtroom with the senior lawyers.
He further said that he will convene a meeting of senior lawyers to figure out a solution.
Sibal Recommends Constitutional Bench, CJI Responds
Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal also recommended a larger bench to hear the matter. He told the court that there is also a question of whether the matter should be heard by a larger Bench. CJI Bobde responded saying, "maybe it should."
Won't Grant Stay Without Hearing Centre: CJI Bobde
CJI SA Bobde, while hearing the Citizenship Act petitions, said that he will not grant a stay order without hearing the Central government. "We are not going to pass an ex parte order without the copy being served to the Centre," Bobde said.
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