New Delhi: Slamming the detractors of the citizenship law, foreign minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said no country in the world says everybody is welcome. “We have tried to reduce the number of stateless people through this legislation. That should be appreciated,” he said at Economic Times Global Business Summit. Also Read - Hoardings With Names And Photos of CAA Violence Accused Come up in Lucknow
“We have done it in a way that we do not create a bigger problem for ourselves. Everybody, when they look at citizenship, have a context and has a criterion. Show me a country in the world which says everybody in the world is welcome. Nobody says that,” the minister said. Also Read - EAM S Jaishankar Attends EU Foreign Ministers Meet in Brussels, Defends Citizenship Act
The external affairs minister said moving out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was in the interest of India’s business. Also Read - 'Don't Worry, One Democracy Will Settle it': Here's Jaishankar's Prompt Reply to US Senator on Kashmir
Asked about the UNHRC director not agreeing with India on the Kashmir issue, Jaishankar said: “UNHRC director has been wrong before.
“UNHRC skirts around cross-border terrorism as if it has nothing to do with the country next door. Please understand where they are coming from; look at UNHRC’s record how they handled Kashmir issue in past,” he added.
(With PTI Inputs)