Guwahati: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a batch of petitions seeking to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) on November 2.
A total of 143 petitions against the controversial act, mostly asking for stay on the legislation, are scheduled to be heard by a bench headed by CJI SA Bobde.
The CAA seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim migrants belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Christian, Jain or Parsi communities who came to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan on or before December 31, 2014
The apex court has issued notice to the Centre on December 18 last year on various pleas against the citizenship laws.
While hearing the petitions, the court has on January 22 made it clear that the operation of CAA will not be stayed and gave the government four weeks to respond to the pleas challenging the Act.
On December 12, the bill was given assent by President Ram Nath Kovind triggering massive protests in Assam as well as other parts of the country.