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Kerala’s move to challenge CAA 

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  • January 21, 2020
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Kerala’s move to challenge CAA 

Part of: GS Prelims –Polity and GS-II- Governor 

In news:

  • Recent controversy concerning the Kerala government’s move to challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019
  • Kerala Govt chose to sue the Centre in the Supreme Court under Article 131 without first informing Governor

From Prelims point of view:

Article 131

  • Article 131 : Original and exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. 
  • Here, ‘Original’ and ‘Exclusive’ means that Court has the power and authority to address, hear and rule a decision in the initial instance. 
  • The exclusivity factor of the jurisdiction provides an exceptional and particular power to the Court to hear and decide the matter than any other Courts

Article 167 :

  • It is the Chief Minister’s duty to communicate to the Governor all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration and proposals for legislation.
  • It enjoins the Chief Minister to furnish such information relating to the administration as the Governor may call for.
  • There may be occasions when the Governor may need to ask a top bureaucrat or the head of the police force for a report on a major incident or development, but even that should be for the limited purpose of getting an accurate picture before sending a report to the Centre

Sarkaria commission:

  • In June 1983 the Union Government appointed a commission under the chairmanship of Justice R.S. Sarkaria to review the question of centre state relationship

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