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 - Supreme Court Sets up National Task Force to Streamline Oxygen Allocation Across Country
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 - Central Vista Project: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Halting Construction Work, Asks High Court to Pass Order
“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 - Centre Has To Supply 700 Metric Tonnes Of Oxygen To Delhi Everyday Till Further Orders, Says Supreme Court
“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.