IUML challenges CAA implementation in SC

A day after the Central government notified rules to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has approached the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024. Have turned.

In its plea, IUML underlined that it had already filed a writ petition challenging the provisions of the CAA on the day it received assent from the President – ​​on December 12, 2019 – and He The petition has been pending for 4.5 years. The court had then issued a notice to the government, the reply to which was that the rules have not been made yet.

IUML’s petition leads the batch of 250 that have challenged the CAA so far.

In its new interlocutory application, IUML said the Supreme Court should stay the continued operation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024, as a result of which “valuable rights will be created and citizenship will be granted.” Only because of persons belonging to certain religions, during the pendency of the present writ petition, an unsuccessful situation has arisen.”

The petition also requests the top court to pass an order against the state taking any punitive action against members of the Muslim community, whom IUML believes will be barred from applying for citizenship under the CAA rules. Has been deprived of benefits. Alternatively, it asked that the top court “direct the Union to grant temporary permission to persons belonging to the Muslim community to apply for citizenship and submit a report on their eligibility”.