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The Supreme Court will hear petitions challenging the constitutionality of a provision that allows migrants from East Pakistan to register as Indian citizens. The provision in question is Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955, which was inserted in 1985 based on the Assam Accord. The provision allows migrants who entered Assam between 1966 and 1971 to register as citizens. The petitions argue that the provision violates various constitutional rights and discriminate against Assam. The court has asked for digital records and arguments to be submitted by October 10, ahead of the hearing on October 17.
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:09 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi
The Supreme Court is set to hear petitions seeking legal validation for same-sex marriages from April 18.
Two minors had approached the HC through their mother who is an Indian. Their father is a Pakistani
Published on Apr 06, 2023 04:20 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath
Any change in the existing laws is for the Parliament to decide, read the application.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 07:51 PM IST
According to the annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for 2021-22, from April 1 to December 31, 2021, a total of 1,414 foreigners belonging to these minority communities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan were given Indian citizenship by registration or naturalisation under the Citizenship Act, 1955.
Published on Nov 09, 2022 11:34 AM IST
PTI | , New Delhi