SC asks Centre to respond within 3 weeks to pleas seeking stay of CAA rules

SC asks Centre to respond within 3 weeks to pleas seeking stay of CAA rules

SC asks Centre to respond within 3 weeks to pleas seeking stay of Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to respond within three weeks to applications seeking a stay on the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024.

A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud posted the matter for resumed hearing on April 9. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the bench that he needed four weeks to file a reply to the 20 applications.

These applications have sought a stay on the Rules till the apex court disposes of the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

“It (CAA) does not take away citizenship of any person,” Mehta told the bench, also comprising Justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra.

The Centre had on March 11 paved the way for the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, with the notification of the relevant rules, four years after the contentious law was passed by Parliament to fast-track Indian citizenship for undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014.
Judiciary has no rights to interference in this. Don't waste time. Also lot of cases belonging to common persons are hanging on for years.
SC has no locus standii once the legislature has passed the law. A humanitarian gesture is being opposed by the is.c radicals & librandus.
I heard someone say that the SC is the new opposition party in India. And yes, that is true. They oppose each and everything the govt does.
They demand the income of the ministers published, but refuse to show their own incomes.
You can wake them up at 03:00 hours to take up the case of a mouselim terrorist, but they are not ready to work even 1 hour more to work on all the hundreds and thousands of cases which are pending.
So, the SC is the New Mughal invader of India.
But why did the SC admit the pleas against CAA in the first place?
Why does SC not show urgency in clearing the 4.5 crore cases pending in Indian courts for last so many years? Our judges arrive at courts at 10AM, have lunch break 2PM to 3PM & leave at 4PM, Saturday & Sunday are off, not to mention the govt holidays & 30 days summer vacation in June. Add to this their 'tareekh pe tareekh' hearing postponements. No wonder the number of pending cases grow by the day.

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