India’s move of limiting persecuted non-Muslims to claim Indian Citizenship in its new Citizenship Amendment Act has evoked negative reactions from across the world.
Joining the list of criticisers are the members of the European Union (EU) parliament who have moved six resolutions on the Citizenship Amendment Act and the clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per a report by NDTV, the EU is concerned that the Amended Citizenship Act could cause the “largest statelessness crisis in the world”.
The resolution press on the fact that India has “incorporated religious criteria into its naturalisation and refugee policies,” which can result in “a wide range of negative consequences for India’s international image and internal stability.” Parlimateries will vote on the same next Wednesday.
The Indian government, however, criticising the resolutions has said that CAA and Kashmir are “entirely internal” to India.
“As fellow democracies, the EU Parliament should not take actions that call into question the rights and authority of democratically elected legislatures in other regions of the world,” a source said.
The solutions come days after European Union has denied joining envoys the Government had invited for a “guided tour” to Kashmir earlier this month. The European Union has said that they don’t want a guided tour and will access the situation on their terms.
The government has also faced criticism for suspending the internet in the valley for over five months and detaining politicians. The internet is currently being slowly rolled out for people with limited website access. 2G and broadband services have been restored in the valley as of now.