CAA Notification: A Backdoor Measure That Could Prove Difficult To Roll Back – By M.R.Shamshad
….A notification of the Central government issued on 28 May 2021…. is nothing but action under CAA 2019, more specifically if one reads the intention of bringing the CAA 2019 and the government’s defence with respect to the CAA in the Supreme Court. As per the government’s stand itself, one can see that there is no other legislative mechanism to grant such ‘class citizenship’ as it is sought to be done through this notification….
Since the government has not declared the data relating to the proposed beneficiaries of CAA 2019, the benefits are sought to be given through backdoor entry without awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court. In this process, citizenship shall be granted to every doubtful individual except Muslims; only because he or she is a Muslim.
On the face of it, it appears that through the backdoor by illegal and colourable executive action, the government is moving towards making the entire debate a futile exercise during the pendency of the matter in the Supreme Court. If it is permitted, later on, the government may state that they have achieved the desired goal and the matter pending in the Supreme Court has become infructuous leaving no remedy but to accept the fait accompli.