New Delhi, Dec 12: Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal to represent Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) in the Supreme Court on the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 passed by the Parliament on Wednesday by the Narendra Modi government. To discriminate against Muslims and violation of Article 14 of the Constitution are the two major criticisms that the Narendra Modi government faces over the Citizenship Amendment Bill that aims to recognise non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who are treated as illegal immigrants under the existing laws.
IUML in its petition has pleaded the Supreme Court to declare Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 as illegal and void.
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) have filed a writ petition against Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Supreme Court today.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 passed by Lok Sabha on Monday and Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, proposes to accord citizenship to illegal Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jains, Parsis and Christian migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It, naturally, implies that migrants, who identify themselves with any group or community other than those mentioned above, from these countries won’t be eligible for citizenship.