The Supreme Court has ordered the Delhi government to make public the details of its new gun laws and to keep the registry open for any citizen who has applied to have a gun, citing the constitutional mandate of the nation.
The court, which had granted an interim stay to the Delhi law, has asked the state government to provide details of how it has decided to implement the new gun law.
The law requires a buyer to have at least a five-year old handgun licence, a background check and a police certificate.
The Centre has said the law should be fully implemented and the court has asked Delhi to ensure that the details are available for citizens to apply for a gun licence and gun registration.
The state had earlier announced that it would make the details public.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Delhi ordinance on firearms, saying that the Centre’s directive was in violation of Article 356(1) of the Constitution.
The apex court, however, said the ordinance could not be challenged as it was an interim law.
It said that a law passed by the Delhi assembly was constitutional.
The Delhi government said that it had already given the police details of all gun buyers in the city.