The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Center, preparing for a hearing on a petition challenging the constitutional merits of amendments to UAPA law. The amendment to the UAPA law enables the government to declare designated persons a terrorist and confiscate their properties. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Judge Ashok Bhushan has considered the PIL filed by the Delhi resident Sajal Avasri against the amendment to the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Act and filed by the NGO ‘Association for Protection of Civil Rights’. The bench issued a notice to the Center following the introduction of the applicants in this regard. The Supreme Court has also been prepared for hearing on the merits of the recent amendments to the UAPA after the Supreme Court prepared for the elimination of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.