35 cases challenging laws, constitutional amendment laws pending at CS: Minister of Justice


New Delhi, July 28 (PTI) No less than 35 cases challenging central legislation and constitutional amendment laws, including one challenging the law criminalizing the practice of instant triple talaq, are pending before the Supreme Court, a Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said in a written response. in Rajya Sabha.

He was asked about laws and constitutional amendment laws passed by parliament awaiting judicial review by the Supreme Court from 2016.

One of the cases mentioned by him includes that filed by Samastha Kerala Jemiyyathul Ulama on the Muslim Women (Protection of Marriage Rights) Act 2019.

The pleas alleged that the law is unconstitutional because it criminalizes the “simple declaration of triple talaq, which had already been declared unconstitutional and void” by the Supreme Court.

One of the cases mentioned in the response was filed by the Delhi government on the Delhi National Capital Territory Government (Amendment) Bill 2021.

It has been claimed that the amendment diminishes the powers and functions of the elected Legislative Assembly and establishes the LG as the default administrative authority over Delhi’s NCT on all matters.

In another case, the petitioner applied to the Supreme Court under Section 32 of the Constitution to challenge the levy and collection of Service Tax/GST from pilgrims who perform Haj through the intermediary of the organizers of the Haj group in Saudi Arabia, as being in itself unconstitutional, discriminatory and in violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by articles 14, 25 and 26 of the Constitution.

Another plea challenged the 2021 Information Technology Rules (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Code). PTI NAB NAB KVK KVK

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