Supreme Court lawyers decided to sing the National Song Vande Mataram, in the court's lawn. This is in peaceful retaliation to the act of a few lawyers, including senior lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal, who read out the preamble of the Constitution in an attempt to protest the newly amended citizenship law
New Delhi: A group of Supreme Court advocates will sing the National Song, Vande Mataram, in the court's lawn at 1:45 pm on Wednesday to lend support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
This comes a day after a group of lawyers, including senior lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal, read out the preamble of the Constitution in an attempt to protest the newly amended citizenship law.
The move comes in the backdrop of protests over the newly amended citizenship law occurring across the country.
The Act grants Indian citizenship to Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, and Parsi refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.
The Centre has been trying to make efforts to help people understand the objective of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and has also gained support in the last few days.
On Sunday, BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday led the party's door-to-door 10-day campaign to spread awareness about the Act with top party leaders reaching out to people across the country, amid a wave of protests over the contentious law since it was passed in December.
Shah visited homes in Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi and talked to people about the benefits of the amended citizenship law. He also distributed pamphlets on the subject and urged them to go through it.
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Last Updated 8, Jan 2020, 1:49 PM