A hearing in 140 Supreme Court on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is scheduled to begin. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde will hear the case. In the last hearing, the apex court had sought a response from the central government on the petitions.
A bench of Chief Justice Bobde, Justice Abdul Nazir, Justice Sanjiv Khanna will also hear on the constitutional validity of CAA. Explain that under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), there is a provision for granting Indian citizenship to minority refugees suffering from religious persecution from three neighboring countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Under this, Indian citizenship will be given to the religious minorities ie Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Christian community who came to India before 31 December 2014.
These petitions also include petitions by Indian Union Muslim League and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 was approved by President Ram Nath Kovind on December 12, making it a law.