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Asaduddin Owaisi moves Supreme Court seeking stay on implementation of CAA

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking to stay the implementation of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019.

Several petitioners moved to the top court after the Union government notified the rules by filing interlocutory stay applications in their pending writ petitions. The petitioners include Indian Union Muslim League and Solidarity Youth Movement.

In his application, Owaisi prayed that no applications seeking citizenship status should be entertained under the Act until the main petition is disposed of. No recourse shall be allowed under the proviso to Section 2(1)(b) of the Act, he said.

Owaisi had filed a petition before the apex court in 2019, stating that the present Citizenship (Amendment) Act “miserably fails” on the touchstone of Article 14.

On 11 March, the Union government notified the Citizenship Amendment Rules to enforce the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (Act), which is the subject of numerous ongoing litigations.

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