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IUML moves SC to halt implementation of Citizenship amendment rules

11:56 PM Mar 12, 2024 IST | IANS
iuml moves sc to halt implementation of citizenship amendment rules
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New Delhi, Mar 12: Challenging the recent implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a political party based in Kerala, has taken its battle to the Supreme Court.

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The move comes in the wake of the Central government's notification on Monday, which effectively enforced the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019 (CAA).

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IUML, a petitioner that was among the first to challenge the CAA before the apex court in 2019, has once again approached the judiciary seeking a stay on the Rules.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, passed by the parliament on December 11, 2019, and subsequently receiving the President's assent, aims to provide citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who migrated to India on or before December 31, 2014, from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

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The contentious aspect of the CAA lies in its exclusion of the Muslim community from its provisions, sparking widespread protests and legal challenges across the nation.

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The amended law alters Section 2 of the Citizenship Act of 1955, redefining "illegal migrants" and introducing exemptions for specific religious groups from neighbouring countries.

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