No role to play

Asserting that the CAA is an internal matter of India, the Ministry of External Affairs said it has noted the European Parliament’s decision to not put to vote a resolution on the citizenship law on Thursday and will continue to engage with the MEPs on the issue.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India has noted European Commission’s clarification that the EU Parliament’s views don’t reflect the official position of the grouping.

‘As I have mentioned earlier, CAA is an internal matter of India. It has been adopted though due process and democratic means,’ Kumar said. ‘We will continue to engage with the MEPs, the European Parliament and other stakeholders in this matter,’ he said.Kumar also said India has taken up with the British government the issue of anti-India protests outside the Indian High Commission in London on Sunday.

These incidents create difficulties in functioning of our High Commission in London, he said adding that India hopes anti-India protests in London are not repeated in future. CAA is clearly India’s internal matter and no other country has any role to play in it. Like how India never interfered into the internal affairs of other nations, they should also follow this.

NT Bureau