Layman's question I vaguely remember that ordinance is passed as a temporary thing right (expires in 6 weeks if I remember correctly). Only bills are permanent. Though Ordinance can be extended many times Ordinance is passed to buy time to pass the bill. I thought the bill was passed in 2017 itself. What did I miss!? I know that Supreme Court can put stay order on Ordinance, can they remove the bill also!? Sunni Muslim Group is expecting that this is going to stay in court similar to other long cases which took decades and yet they didn't solve.