‘Followed Due Process, Democratic Norms’: India Slams EU Parliament For Plans To Move Anti-CAA Resolution

Swarajya Staff

Jan 27, 2020, 09:23 AM | Updated 09:23 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi

India on Sunday (26 January) slammed the European Union (EU) Parliament which is looking to move a draft resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said the matter is internal to India, reports Livemint.

India has also highlighted that the amendments to the Citizenship laws of the nation have been implemented by due course process and democratic means by the Parliament's two houses after a detailed debate in each.

The report also quotes a person connected with the development as saying, “Every society that fashions a pathway to naturalisation, contemplates both a context and criteria. This is not discrimination. Infact, European societies have followed the same approach."

India has expressed hope that the supporters and sponsors of the said draft resolution would engage with it to get a true assessment of facts. India has also asserted that as a democracy, the EU Parliament should not take calls on the rights and authorities of democratically elected representatives elsewhere in the world.

The CAA received the mandatory Parliamentary nod on 11 December. Thereafter, a day later, the Act received the President Ram Nath Kovind's assent. Finally, on 10 January this year, the Act was notified and brought to force.

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