The Supreme Court has expressed concern about the relentless protests that are being taken place across the country against the new Citizenship Amendment Bill. Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde urged in a hearing on a petition that the country is going through a difficult time.
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“There should be an effort for peace” further urged by the CJI and told that such petitions do not help.
“The said law whether constitutional or not shall be decided only after the proclamation of peace across India”, further added by the CJI.
Puneet Kaur Dhanda had filed a petition in the Supreme Court and demanded an early hearing on it. The petition said that action should be taken against activists, students and media houses who spread ‘false rumors’. And there has been a demand to declare CAA as ‘constitutional’.
Also, CJI Bobde revealed that the law passed by the Parliament of India cannot be termed whether constitutional or not by the court of law.
Significantly, there are protests against citizenship law in many parts of the country.
Recently, the ‘Rashtra Manch’, a non-political organization led by former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, started a ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ from Mumbai to Delhi in protest against the CAA-NRC.
Leaders of various opposition parties, civil societies including common men are requested to join during the ‘yatra’ through Gujarat. The 3,000-km-long journey, which has already started on January 9 from Mumbai will end at ‘Rajghat’ in Delhi on January 30 via states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.
Shatrughan Sinha speaking to reporters in Mumbai alleged the JNU issue as ‘State-sponsored violence’.Further Mr. Sinha added that CAA was forcibly passed in Parliament on the basis of coercion.