Ahead of the hearing of pleas challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), more than fifty women gathered outside the Supreme Court late Tuesday to stage protest against the ‘anti-Muslim’ and ‘unconstitutional’ Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The protesters were from Delhi’s Rani Garden area. The police forced the women to disperse, and detained one of them, Scroll reports.
The women held placards and sloganeered against the CAA as they staged a silent sit-in protest out the Supreme Court.
The protest came hours before the court hears more than 140 petitions related to the CAA.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, is likely to hear 132 petitions, including those filed by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM).