The Supreme Court today on Wednesday made it clear that it will not grant any stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre.
A three-judge bench headed by CJI S A Bobde, which was hearing a batch of 143 pleas, granted the Centre four weeks to reply. The court admitted the request from the Attorney General KK Venugopal, who appeared for the Centre, that the Centre wanted time to respond to pleas which have not been served on it.
The Supreme Court in its verdict also restrains all other high courts from passing any order on CAA. The apex court also said that Assam and Tripura matters will be clubbed together to be dealt with separately. The Court asked senior advocate Kapil Sibal to assist in identifying these matters.
The top court rejected the request of senior advocates AM Singhvi, Kapil Sibal who appeared for the petitioners to put on hold operation of CAA and postpone the exercise of NPR for the time being.