NEW DELHI, Aug 11 - Admitting a plea filed for introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Assam, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to Centre returnable within two weeks.
Challenging the Centre�s notification of December 11 last, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and All Tai-Ahom Students Union (ATASU) filed a petition in the Supreme Court before a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde.
Describing the issue as serious the Supreme Court in a virtual hearing issued notice to the Centre to respond within two weeks.
The counsel for AJYCP, Vikas Singh sought an interim stay on the Central Government�s notification.
ATASU�s counsel Runa Bhuyan pointed out to the Bench that the Centre had not responded to its earlier direction.
Earlier on June 4, the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Centre returnable within two weeks on the pleas challenging the Presidential Order amending the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873 (BEFR) to deny Assam an Inner Line Permit system to insulate it from the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.
A bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, while conducting the hearing through video conference, however refused to grant ex parte stay on the operation of the Presidential Order.