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 Amid the protests across the country over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), a group of educated youth have taken up...

"With the current timeline of All India BS-VI fuel availability of 1st April most manufacturers will shift to 100 percent BS-VI Vehicle Production only by end February or first week of March," said Ashish Harsharaj Kale, FADA President.

Akshay had moved the top court seeking clemency on the ground that the "rising pollution" has already increased the mortality rates. He sought commutation of the death penalty awarded to him and four others.

The Public prosecutor argued that the pendency of the mercy petitions or the fact that they want to file mercy petitions does not "preclude the court from issuing a death warrant" and cited several supportive judgements in this regard.

During the course of proceedings, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for one of the petitioners, had sought a stay order on the newly amended law. While opposing it, Attorney General K K Venugopal, cited four judgements which say that the Act should not be stayed.

The petitions were in the backdrop of violence which erupted in Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

A three-judge bench of the top court had in May 2017, dismissed the appeals filed by all the four convicts against the death sentence awarded to them.

The matter was mentioned before the bench by senior advocate Indira Jaising in the backdrop of violent protests which erupted in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University yesterday over newly enacted Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill became law after receiving the President's assent earlier this week following a debate in the Parliament.

"My view is that we need to wait for the Supreme Court where the date is pending on December 17 where one review will be heard," the judge said.