SC to hear plea against CAA on September 12
New Delhi: The Supreme Court is ready to hear a volley of petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019. The hearing will take place on September 12, sources said on Wednesday. A bench comprising Chief Justice of India UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat will hear at least 220 petitions on the issue. The first PIL came up for hearing in the apex court was on December 18, 2019. Parliament passed CAA on December 11, 2019. It sparked protests across the country. The Act came into effect on January 10, 2020.
Many political parties and social workers filed petitions against the Act in the apex court. In 2020, the Kerala government also filed a suit. Kerala was the first state to challenge the Act which grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled religious persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Palistan and took refuge in India on or before December 31, 2014.