Pradyot Kishore Debbarman hails SC move to separate northeastern states from others in CAA case | Agartala News


AGARTALA: Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman on Tuesday welcomed the reiteration of the Supreme Court to separate the northeastern states from the perspective of other parts of the country in regard to the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019.
In January 2020, a three-member bench headed by then Chief Justice SA Bobde had said petitions linked to Assam and Tripura would be heard separately, as the problem with the CAA in these states was different from that in the rest of the country. Pradyot had been one of the petitioners.
Accepting the argument of the petitioner that the northeastern states, especially Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya have been suffering from the problem of illegal migrants from Bangladesh and the issues of the region are completely different, the division bench of Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat on Monday directed the Centre to segregate the matter of the northeast.
The bench on Monday issued notices to Tripura and Assam governments seeking their responses to the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 besides, central government and fixed the next date of hearing on October 31.
The Supreme Court has heard as many as 220 petitions together challenging CAA. Tripura royal scion and the chief of ruling TIPRA Motha of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) Pradyot Kishore Debbarman and current vice-president of BJP state committee Patal Kanya Jamatia had filed separate petitions challenging the validity of CAA in the Supreme Court in December 2019 and February 2020 respectively.





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