A Constitutional bench will be set up to look after the constitutional validity of Section 6A of the Citizenship Act.
The Supreme Court on Monday has announced setting up of the constitutional bench.
A three-member bench Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said that the constitutional bench will look into the constitutional validity of this particular section of the Citizenship Act.
“The constitutional bench will be setup by March,” said chief of Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha Matiur Rahman, a petitioner in the case.
Earlier Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Nariman had also suggested setting up a five member constitutional bench to look in to the constitutional validity of Section 6A.
Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, which clubbed all immigrants who entered India after 24 March 1971 as illegal, and asked that they must be distinguished from ‘displaced persons’ (primarily Hindus and other minority groups fleeing persecution), who , who must be given legal status of citizens.
Meanwhile, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) said that the Supreme Court is constantly monitoring the NRC update work.
The students’ body has also emphasised on the speedy fencing of the India-Bangladesh border.