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CAA: IUML in South Carolina Against Center Notification Requesting Non-Muslim Refugee Applications | India News


NEW DELHI: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has proposed to the Supreme Court to challenge the Center’s notification inviting non-Muslims from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan residing in 13 districts in Gujarat , Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab to apply for citizenship.
The provisional request argued that the Center is attempting to circumvent the assurance provided to the higher court in this regard in the pending petition filed by the IUML challenging the constitutional validity of the provisions of the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
He said that the Center assured that the suspension of the Amendment Law was not necessary as the rules of the Amendment Law had not been formulated.
The CAA grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim minorities (Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian) who migrated to India from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh until December 31, 2014, following persecution for their faith.
The new allegation said that the Union Ministry of the Interior issued on Friday a notice to this effect for the immediate implementation of the order under the Citizenship Law of 1955 and the Rules framed under the law in 2009 despite the rules under The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) enacted in 2019 has not yet been framed by the MHA is manifestly illegal and contravenes the provisions of the law.
The IUML in its argument before the superior court said that the Center, during the course of the hearing of its plea challenging the constitutional validity of the CAA, appeared before the superior court and provided assurances that the suspension of the Amendment Act would not It was necessary because the rules of the Amendment Act had not been framed.
“However, the Defendant Union, indirectly, and in an attempt to evade the guarantee given to this Court, has tried to implement its bad faith designs provided for in the Amendment Law through the order recently issued on 28 May, “the statement reads. .
The IUML held that if the notification of the Center is implemented and citizenship is granted to people on the basis of their religion and, subsequently, if this Court repeals the Amendment Law and the norms, by which the act of granting is declared citizenship based on empty religion.
Then, recovering the citizenship of these people, granted in accordance with the present Order, will be a Herculean task and it would be almost impossible to implement. In the event that such exercise is carried out, the entire batch of car petitions would be rendered. (challenging CAA) as unsuccessful, “the statement read.
The petition has requested instructions from the Center to suspend any further proceedings pursuant to the May 28 order issued by the Indian Union Ministry of the Interior until such time as CAA’s challenge statement is pending.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under section 16 of the Citizenship Act 1955 (57 of 1955), the central government hereby orders the powers that it may exercise for registration as a citizen of India under section 5 , or for the granting of a certificate of naturalization under Article 6 of the Citizenship Act 1955 with respect to any person belonging to a minority community in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, residing in the districts mentioned and the states mentioned below …, “the notice from the Ministry of the Interior said
In February 2020, the high court sought the Center’s response to a series of new allegations challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The superior court, on December 18, 2019, had decided to examine the constitutional validity of the CAA while refusing to suspend its operation.
While listening to a series of petitions, on January 22, 2020, the high court made it clear that the CAA operation would not be suspended and gave the government four weeks to respond to pleas challenging the CAA.
When the CAA was enacted in 2019, there were widespread protests in different parts of the country and even riots broke out in Delhi in early 2020 in the wake of these protests.

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