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NGOs Rihai Manch And Citizens Against Hate File Joint Petition In SC Challenging The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

NGOs Rihai Manch And Citizens Against Hate File Joint Petition In SC Challenging The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

Two NGOs called Rihai Manch and Citizens Against Hate have filed a joint petition in the Supreme Court today (December 13, 2019) challenging the validity of the new Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 as being violative of the Constitution of India.

By introducing a religion test in the citizenship law, the amendment strikes a body blow to the basic structure of the constitution, specifically it’s non-denominational character; and is manifestly arbitrary, constitutionally immoral, the NGOs said in the petition.

[Read Petition]

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