Supreme Court to hear a PIL seeking directions to declare ‘Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019’, as constitutional alleging that various political persons belonging to various political parties across India started misguiding and spreading false rumors and creating a sense of terror in the minds of community belonging to Muslim people across the country.
It is stated in the PIL that the political persons belonging to various ‘out of power’ political parties have hatched a conspiracy against the government who has passed an Act named Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 concerning the minorities in countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan.
The political persons with a vendetta against the government and its progressive approach have created an environment of hatred, fear, violence in various parts of the country for their vested political interest as a result of which around 50 precious lives have been lost in various parts of the country and public property worth hundreds of crores has been destroyed. The negative environment of fear and violence has resulted not only in the loss of lives, damage to public property but also has caused huge economic loss across the country and has also bought a bad name to our country, said the PIL.
Petitioner contended it is difficult to understand as to how the Muslim community of our country India shall be effected negatively by way of this amendment. There is a continuous conspiracy by few political parties to create unrest in the country by putting fear in the minds of Muslim brothers and sisters of India that they shall be thrown out from the country by the Government using new Citizenship Amendment Act.
Petitioner seeks directions to publicize act extensively with a wide reach by way of hoardings and free booklets in Hindi, English and Regional Languages to make the public understand that Citizenship Amendment Act is relevant only for Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian foreigners, who have migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan into India on account of persecution faced by them due to their religion.
-India Legal Bureau