CAB ‘completely unconstitutional’, headed towards SC: Congress

His remarks come a day after the contentious bill was passed by Rajya Sabha after it was cleared in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

New Delhi: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is “completely unconstitutional” and is headed towards the Supreme Court, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said Thursday.

His remarks come a day after the contentious bill was passed by Rajya Sabha after it was cleared in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

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Asked whether the Congress would challenge the Bill in the Supreme Court, Tewari told media, “It is completely unconstitutional and it is headed towards the court, so therefore, it is immaterial who challenges it.”

“It is definitely being challenged and I personally know of at least 10 different groups in the northeast who have approached our law offices to challenge the Bill. It is headed to the Supreme Court,” said Tewari, who is also a senior lawyer.

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(PTI)