CAA: SC Bars HCs from Passing Orders, Hints at 5-Judge Bench
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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- Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Lucknow said that despite protests, CAA will not be withdrawn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
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.
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.”
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.
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7:08 AM, 14 JanDelhi HC Directs Police to Look Into Road Restrictions on Shaheen Bagh Stretch
7:02 AM, 14 JanDaryaganj Violence: Court Slams Delhi Police Over Azad’s Arrest, Verdict on 15 Jan
5:53 AM, 15 JanAnti-CAA Protests: Delhi Court Grants Bail to 12 Arrested in Seelampur
8:51 AM, 15 JanAnti-CAA Stir: 21 Arrested for Damaging Railway Property in WB, Assam & Bihar
9:00 AM, 15 JanDaryaganj Violence: Bail Hearing of Bhim Army Chief Begins at Tis Hazari Court
9:25 AM, 16 Jan'Opposition Engineered Anti-CAA Riots': Amit Shah in Bihar
12:44 PM, 16 JanCAA Petition in SC: Governor Says he Should've Been Informed First
2:35 PM, 16 JanDelhi Court Grants Bail to Seemapuri Violence Accused
3:50 AM, 17 JanStates to Meet Centre to Discuss Next Census, NPR Today
5:14 AM, 17 JanAnti-CAA Protest: Judicial Custody of 54 Extended in Muzaffarnagar Violence Case
5:21 AM, 17 JanPunjab Govt Set to Move Resolution Against CAA in Assembly
1:30 PM, 17 JanJP Nadda Dares Rahul Gandhi to Speak 10 Sentences on CAA
9:23 AM, 18 Jan'NPR is disguised NRC': Congress Leader P Chidambaram in Kolkata
5:40 AM, 22 JanSibal Recommends Constitutional Bench, CJI Responds