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Supreme Court refuses to ban NPR process after CAA, notice to Center

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday 27 January heard new petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR) process.

In which the court has refused to ban this process. Also all new petitions are listed along with other CAA petitions. After which, after four weeks, a five-member constitution bench will hear.

Notice issued to the center

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central Government on new petitions challenging the CAA and NPR process. The court has refused to stay the process and listed these petitions along with other CAA petitions.

A five-member constitution bench will hear

Earlier on January 22, the Supreme Court had clarified that it would not pass any order on the petitions challenging the CAA without hearing the Center’s side. The court gave four weeks’ time to the Center to respond to the petitions filed against this law, saying that a five-member constitution bench would hear the matter.

A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the Center on 143 petitions challenging this law and barred all high courts from hearing the petitions filed by the CAA till a decision on the matter is made.

The bench said that the petitions related to Assam and Tripura will be considered separately, as the problem of CAA of these two states is different from other parts of the country. The apex court clarified that a unilateral order will not be given without hearing the Center’s stand on the issue of the implementation of the CAA and the National Population Register (NPR) program.

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