Supreme Court refuses to stall implementation of CAA, issues notice to Centre  

WION Web Team New Delhi Dec 18, 2019, 12.10 PM(IST)

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A Bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant refused to stay the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stall the implementation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act that lays out a path for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan to apply for Indian citizenship, despite violent protests across the country.

A Bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant refused to stay the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. 

The court also issued a notice to the Centre on a batch of pleas challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The apex court has asked the Centre to file it response by the second week of January. 

The apex court said it would hear petitions challenging the law on January 22. The petitioners argue that it violates India's secular constitution.