The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the citizenship amendment act and said that the pleas challenging the CAA will be heard by a Constitution Bench. Hearing over 140 petitions against the CAA, the court gave the Centre 4 weeks to file replies and said that it will hear petitions in the fifth week. The court has said it will hear the Assam and Tripura related petitions separately and gave Centre 2 weeks to file reply on those. Arguing against the CAA, Kapil Sibal pleaded for a stay for 2 months, but the court refused. Sibal also demanded postponement of the NPR exercise for 3 months, but the court didn't agree.