Citizenship outside the scope of judicial review: Govt to SC

Citizenship outside the scope of judicial review: Govt to SC

Questions on citizenship and issues arising out of it fall outside the scope of judicial review the Centre told the supreme court on Tuesday as it  defended the  contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA maintaining it was necessary to address religious persecution in three neighboring countries and that it does not violate the right to equality.

In a 129-page affidavit defending the law that has triggered protests the Centre presented a point by point rebuttal to the arguments of over 150 petitioners

who have moved court against the CAA calling it discriminatory. The CAA only ensures that Communities which are religious minorities in Afghanistan Bangladesh and Pakistan and whose natural place of return would be India in case of displacement are granted citizenship the Centre said in the affidavit.

Any Act passed by  both house of Parliament of India is a law. But some person challenge it according his way. Parliament of India is Supreme of law maker in India.

Citizenship outside the scope of judicial review: Govt to SC Questions on citizenship and issues arising out of it fall outside…

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