Petitions challenging taken up in CJI Bobde's court at the Supreme Court.

Attorney General KK Venugopal here for Centre. Battery of senior lawyers including Rajeev Dhavan, @KapilSibal@twitter.com and Prashant Bhushan for petitioners.
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Supreme Court issues notice in the petitions, govt to file response by 2nd week of January. Rejects a request to issue a stay on the .

Next date of hearing is 22 January 2020. Court will decide then if a stay can be issued.

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Bench of CJI SA Bobde along with Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant also refused a request by BJP leader Ashwani Upadhyay asking for a direction to publish facts and dispel doubts about .


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While there was no direction by the judges on this point, they did acknowledge a need for information to be communicated to the public. AG KK Venugopal gave assurances this will be done. H/t @aniruddhargk@twitter.com @kdrajagopal@twitter.com

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