Mahua Moitra, Others Moves SC Challenging Amended Citizenship Act
TMC leader Mahua Moitra moved the Supreme Court challenging the amended Citizenship Act, which got Presidential assent on Thursday, 12 December. The Court has refused to grant urgent hearing on the matter.
Moitra’s counsel told the bench that the plea be listed either during the day or on 16 December.
A student from Symbiosis Law School, and two more lawyers have filed a petition in the case as well.
President Ram Nath Kovind had, on 12 December night, given his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Act.
As per the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till 31 December 2014, and had faced religious persecution there, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
(With inputs from PTI)
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