The Apex Court to listen to pleas Appealing CAA on December Sixth

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The Supreme Court Today aforesaid that it'll hear a batch of petitions Appealing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, on December half dozen, whereas appointing 2 nodal counsels for the compilation of all relevant documents relating the case.

The apex court additionally asked state governments of Assam and Tripura to file a response within a fortnight in matters specifically regarding them.

A bench Composed by CJI Uday Umesh Lalit, comprising Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Bela M Trivedi, was hearing the petitions by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) et al. challenging the validity of the CAA.

The bench appointed Advocates Pallavi Pratap, advocate for petitioner Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and advocate Kanu Agrawal (Central government counsel) as nodal counsel to compile all relevant documents.

The bench noted “Having noted that there are varied pleas projected multiple views, resolution of the entire difference will be achieved if 2 or 3 matters are taken as lead matters and convenience compilations of all counsels are ready well prior to. this may build proceedings conveniently,”.

The apex court further asked the nodal counsel to share the compilation with all lawyers touching on the matter, and “designate one or 2 alternative matters as lead matters keeping in mind geographical/religious classification”.

On Sunday, the Union government told the Supreme Court that the CAA could be a “narrow” piece of legislation that doesn't have an effect on the present regime for getting Indian citizenship, and legal migration, on the idea of valid documents and visa, continues to be permissible from all countries.

Urging the highest court to dismiss the pleas, the govt affirmed in its legal instrument that the Act “does not in associatey approach encourage felonious migration into Assam” and termed it an “unfounded…apprehension”.