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CAA petitions: Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought detailed responses from central government in a bunch of pleas challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
“The Union of India (UOI) shall file appropriate responses with respect to segments of challenges. Let the needful be done in 4 weeks from today,” the two-judge bench of the apex court, headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit, said.
The bench, also comprising Justice S Ravindra Bhat, also said that so far as the state of Assam and Tripura is concerned, they shall also file its compilation and also complete pleadings within four weeks and their pleadings shall also be taken into consideration for the compilation, and fixed the matter for further hearing to October 31.
The Supreme Court said that once the issues are identified and petitions are segregated, then it will consider and decide as to whether the matter will be referred to a three-judge bench or not.
The Supreme Court is hearing around 200 petitions challenging the CAA. (UNI)

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