The top court's five-judge Constitution Bench heard for the third consecutive day the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955.
Section 6A was inserted in the Citizenship Act as a special provision to deal with the citizenship of people covered under the Assam Accord.
Besides the CJI, the four other judges who were part of the bench are Justices Surya Kant, M M Sundresh, J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra.
The top court is examining the constitutional validity of section 6A of the Citizenship Act relating to illegal immigrants in Assam.
Assam illegal immigrants: SC adjourns hearing on validity of Citizenship Act's Section 6A to December 5
Section 6A in the Citizenship Act was inserted as a special provision to deal with the citizenship of people covered by the Assam Accord.