CAA an ‘internal matter’, India tells the United Nations
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is an internal matter of India and the United Nations has been informed about this
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is an internal matter of India and the United Nations has been informed about this.
“India has engaged with the UN Secretary General and other senior officials in the UN Secretariat and clarified to them that CAA is our internal matter and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws,” Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar said in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on March 12.
India also made it clear that the CAA is “constitutionally valid” and complies with all requirements of India’s constitutional values, the Minister added. The legislation was reflective of the country's “long standing national commitment in respect of human rights issues” arising from the tragedy of the Partition of India, Jaishankar explained.
He was replying to a question on whether the Un Secretary General had voiced concern over the use of excessive force by security personnel in India against the peaceful protestors over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
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