Role of Supreme Court

The NRC case: The Supreme Court's role

Print edition : October 11, 2019

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at the fourth conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance in Guwahati on September 9. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Members of the All Assam Student Union protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in Guwahati on January 23. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

In the NRC case, the Supreme Court should have played the role of a neutral arbiter to check whether the government is acting in consonance with the principles of international law. But its present position leaves no further legal remedy for those who may be illegally deported.
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