Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019: Volley of PILs filed in Supreme Court challenging Constitutionality

Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019: Volley of PILs filed in Supreme Court challenging Constitutionality

Following Presidential assent last midnight, the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 has drawn more challenges before the Supreme Court. Various PILs filed today have added to a rising chorus challenging the constitutionality of the controversial legislation, in view of its exclusion of Muslim persons from its list of beneficiaries. The petitioners have contended that the same entails a violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution.

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