Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the Petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 on December 18. Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi has mentioned the matter before Chief Justice SA Bobde.

Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the Petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 on December 18. 

Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi has mentioned the matter before Chief Justice SA Bobde.

At least a dozen Petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the new law which relaxed conditions for acquiring citizenship for non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

As per the Act Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Christians who migrated to India without travel documents from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan on or before December 31, 2014 will not be regarded as illegal migrants. 

The first Petition was filed by Indian Union Muslim League. 

Congress Leaders Jairam Ramesh and TN Prathapan, TMC MP Mahua Moitra, AIMIM MP Asadudin Owaizi also approached the Supreme Court challenging the new law. 

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