New Delhi: After reports emerged that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) has filed an intervention application in India’s Supreme Court against the contentious Citizenship Act, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday maintained that it is India’s internal matter. Also Read - 'Effective Steps Needed to Redeem Situation': SC Takes Suo Moto Cognisance of Migrants' Plight
The MEA asserted that the CAA is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws. Also Read - SC Allows Air India to Resume Non-Scheduled International Flights With Middle-seat Bookings For Next 10 Days
“The Citizenship Amendment Act is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws. We strongly believe that no foreign party has any locus standi on issues pertaining to India’s sovereignty,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. Also Read - Swara Bhasker Gives Back to Ashoke Pandit After Latter Tries to Troll Her: 'Aapki Umra me ye Shobha Nahi Deta'
“We are clear that CAA is constitutionally valid&complies with all requirements of our constitutional values. It is reflective of our long-standing national commitment in respect of human rights issues arising from the tragedy of the Partition of India,” Kumar added.
“India is a democratic country governed by the rule of law. We all have utmost respect for and full trust in our independent judiciary. We are confident that our sound and legally sustainable position would be vindicated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court,” the MEA asserted.