CAA protests: Supreme Court asks petitioners to move high courts

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, Dec 17: The Supreme Court has refused to intervene on the Citizenship Amendment Act and asked petitioners to approach High Court within the jurisdiction of incidents where protest against Citizenship Amendment Act took place. Supreme Court said concerned High Courts will be at liberty to appoint former judges of Supreme Court or Hingh Court for the purpose of inquiry after hearing Centre & the respective States.

Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde has refused to intervene in the matter and asked advocate Indira Jaising and other advocates of the petitioners to approach their respective High Courts in their respective states.

While hearing the petitions against Citizenship Amendment Act, CJI ruled, “We do not have to intervene. It is a law & order problem, how did the buses burn? Why don’t you approach jurisdictional High Court?.”

Indira Jaising appearing for students in Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University incidents case advocates of students who are urging to let this matter be heard by SC argued,”: It is a cross state issue & needs a fact finding SIT. How can the court wash its hands of the issue. Court heard Telangana encounter case. We are asking for a similar order.”

The Telangana encounter case could be looked into by appointing a commission but in this case there is no committee that can look into it all over the country.

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