Amit the massive protests in the Northeast India, the Indian Union Muslim League on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019. While Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind had also expressed the will to challenge the contentious draft legislation, the IUML first party to file the writ petition in the Supreme Court. Senior lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal will represent the IUML in the case. The IUML will demand the Supreme Court to declare Citizenship Amendment Bill as ‘illegal and void.’ On Wednesday, shortly after the Upper House of Parliament passed the Bill, Jamiat Ulema-e-had said that it will challenge the legislation in the Supreme Court.
Terming the passing of the Bill in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha a "tragedy", Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madani said the Bill is against the basic structure of the Indian Constitution and the Jamiat will challenge it in the apex court. Madani said the Jamiat will challenge it in the court because the legislature has not done its job honestly.
Meanwhile, the people defied curfew in Guwahati on Thursday morning to protest against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill as the situation remained tense throughout Assam, with the Army conducting flag march in the city. Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-CAB protests, was placed under indefinite curfew last night while the Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura on Wednesday as the two northeastern states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB. All Assam Student's Union has called for a protest at 11 am in Guwahati.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti appealed to the people to come out on the road for peaceful protest. The people were on the road in the night despite curfew. Army conducted a flag march in the city on Thursday morning. Vehicles were stranded in various cities of Assam due to heavy blockade. Half-a dozen vehicles were burnt. The houses of BJP and AGP leaders were attacked in various parts of the state.