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Citizenship Act: Supreme Court to take up pleas on contentious section from October 17

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.

The bench, also comprising justices AS Bopanna, MM Sundresh, JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra, added that the final document shall bifurcate compilations and submissions based on those who oppose Section 6A and those supporting it (HT)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:09 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Same-sex marriage bench notified, but several key matters await adjudication

The Supreme Court is set to hear petitions seeking legal validation for same-sex marriages from April 18.

A five-judge bench headed by CJI DY Chandrachud was notified to hear the same-sex marriage case on April 16. (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 03:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Can't seek Indian citizenship till Pakistani citizenship is renounced: K'taka HC

Two minors had approached the HC through their mother who is an Indian. Their father is a Pakistani

Karnataka HC
Published on Apr 06, 2023 04:20 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

‘Assault on family system’: Jamiat moves plea in SC opposing same sex marriage

Any change in the existing laws is for the Parliament to decide, read the application.

Earlier last month, the Centre filed an affidavit in the top court opposing the demand for recognising same-sex marriage. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 07:51 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

DMs of 31 districts can now give citizenship to non-Muslims: Report

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.

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Published on Nov 09, 2022 11:34 AM IST
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