TDN World Desk: After supreme Court refused to put hold on CAA for the time being, Welfare party of India expressed disappointment.
Reacting over the Court’s decision, National President of Welfare Party of India Dr SQR Ilyas said, ”there was great hope pinned on the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India by the citizens of the country and they are disappointed today.”
He said, It is very unfortunate that the SC has extended the hearing on CAA petitions for 4 weeks. It is an urgent matter which is related to the interpretation of the constitution if Central Government is not submitting the Affidavit that doesn’t prohibit SC to put a stay on this contentious law of Citizenship Amendment Act, he further added.
Dr Ilyas said, the civil society all over the country including those protesting day and night were impatiently awaiting for SC to pronounce the judgment against the CAA law and they feel disgruntled.
After the passage of Citizenship bill in the Rajya Sabha the country has been under perpitual protests. Till now at least 30 people have died, while thousands have recieved injury as an ensuing consequences of the uninterrupted protests across the country.
Considering the concerns of the protesters, Dr Ilyas said, “The civil society all over the country including those protesting day and night were impatiently awaiting for SC to pronounce the judgment against the CAA law and they feel disgruntled.”
Mr Illyas said that the Supreme Court is the guardian of the constitution and CAA law defies the basic principle of equality and the tenants of secularism as enshrined in the constitution and hence the Supreme Court should have taken a stern stand
Supreme Court’s three benches judges headed by chief Justice SA Bobde said that the petition on CAA linked to Assam and Tripura are different, and will be taken up separately.
Referring to this segregation, WPI president Illyas said the challenge to CAA is bifurcated into two sections one on Assam and Tripura and another to the rest of India with 2 weeks and 4 weeks for the government to file reply, which is unnecessary.
He said, the Supreme Court has ignored the huge resentment towards this law by the people and the state governments of Kerala, Punjab and West Bengal passing resolution in their respective state Assemblies and Kerala state invoking Article 131 against it in the Supreme Court.
Dr Ilyas severally criticised Home Minister Amit Shah who said, “protest all you want won’t rewrite CAA” and called it height of arrogance.