MEP slam India over controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
Members of European Parliament have strongly criticized India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
They also expressed serious concerns over its discriminatory nature.
MEP slam India over controversial CAA
They expressed these views, while taking part in debate on a resolution on the issue at the European Parliament session in Brussels.
However, voting on the resolution deferred till next month.
The EP postponed voting because the case is currently pending with Supreme Court of India.
Those who discussed India’s CAA represented various party groups in the European Parliament.
These members said the recently-passed laws in India conflict with democratic values and violate international law.
They said Modi government’s repression of Kashmir is tantamount to fascism and should be condemned.
The members urged EU to have a closer look on what is happening in India.
They demanded that a strong message be sent to New Delhi that without respect for human rights, India’s relations with the EU would be under serious threat.
560-strong MEPs from groups in EP
However, the other five groups, representing a total of 560 of the 751 MEPs in the Parliament, have agreed to the joint motion.