Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recently challenged the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 by approaching the Indian Supreme Court as reported by The Hindu.
It was also revealed that India in a response filed an “intervention application with respect to the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)”.
The move has been destined by India’s External Affairs Ministry that no foreign body has the right to question the Indian sovereignty and labeled the matter an internal matter.
Many critics believe that the law discriminates Muslims in the country. CAA 2019 has led to the exhibition of violence for a long time now.
This is not the first time the UN had to intervene in the country to take back the law. Last week, they requested the taking back of the law since anti-Muslim clashes have killed over 43 and a mosque has been vandalized.
UN Secretary-General’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said, ” We are following the situation closely.”
He encouraged the Indian security forces to take the problem seriously.