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Congress Leaders File Petition In Supreme Court Against Citizenship Act

There have been widespread protests within the Northeast over the Citizenship Act

Guwahati:

Senior Congress leaders of Assam filed a petition within the Supreme Court difficult the amended Citizenship Act on Saturday, a celebration spokesperson stated in Guwahati.

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram will even file one other petition on the identical matter on behalf of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the spokesperson informed PTI.

In their petition, chief of Opposition in Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia, Barpeta MP Abdul Khaleque and Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi highlighted the “blatant attempt to nullify the sanctity of Assam Accord, alleged contradictions in the Act with the provisions of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India”.

They additionally stated concerning the subjectivity associated to the notion of persecuted minorities as acknowledged within the new act.

The petition claimed that the Act is an try and impose an ethos which is in violation of the composite tradition and age-old liberal values of the Assamese society.

The exclusion of minorities from the ambit of this Act is an try by the ruling occasion to govern their majority in Parliament for political positive factors, it stated.

The petition comes on the backdrop of the unrest in Assam following the introduction and subsequent passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in each Houses of Parliament.

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