CJI calls for peace first


A petition to declare the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as constitutional was filed in the Supreme Court. When the petition came up for hearing before a three judge bench comprising of Chief Justice  S. A. Bobde and Justices B.R Gaval and Surya Kant, the judges expressed their opinion that they have never come across a petition to declare an act as constitutional so far.

They further commented that when the entire country is in turmoil and passing through difficult times, such petitions will not be of any help. Moreover the duty of the court is to determine the validity of a law and not to declare it as constitutional.  The court later permitted the petitioner to withdraw his petition with liberty to intervene in similar matters before it.  The Supreme Court is likely to hear the plea of the Centre seeking to transfer all the cases challenging the CAA before other courts in the country to the Supreme Court.



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