SC refuses to stay implementation of CAA in first hearing

At first hearing on petitions challenging the citizenship law, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to stay the contentious law . The court will hear the case next on January 22.

At the hearing, petitioners represented by senior lawyer Kapil Sibal argued that law should not be implemented. But the Attorney General KK Venugopal opposed the stay.

In Delhi, one such protest around Jamia Millia Islamia university turned violent on Sunday and led to police action. The university has accused the police of going overboard and targeting students who weren’t indulging in violence. The police crackdown on students at Jamia set off similar protests in many other universities and institutions.