US President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the issue of CAA to India must come as a wise one as India is competent enough to deal with such issues.
Bengaluru: For those who were waiting with bated breath that US President Donald Trump would issue a statement against the CAA or issues relating to citizenship, Trump’s statement must have come as a spoiler.
US President Donald Trump on CAA: I want to leave that to India and hopefully they will make the right decision for their people. pic.twitter.com/5DqHKJbaCP— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Donald Trump said, “I want to leave that to India and hopefully they will make the right decision for their people.”
Many on the other side of the fence sensed a chance to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi using Trump’s statement.
However, Trump’s decision to leave it to India should be a wise decision.
It also goes on to show that America will respect India’s decision on citizenship issues as it deems fit that India is competent enough to deal with such issues.
The CAA passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament last year intends to give citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have been living in India hitherto December 31, 2014.
With this law, around 32000 people are expected to benefit in a big way.
Though the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union home minister Amit Shah have repeatedly mentioned that the law doesn’t apply to Indian citizens, the opposition has consistently spread lies and misinformation about the law, with a view to instigate the minorities in India.
Several states like Kerala and Punjab have also passed a resolution against the law.
But such resolutions have no meaning as article 256 of the Indian Constitution doesn’t grant any right to the states to oppose a law passed by the Union government.
Kerala, apart from passing a resolution, has even approached the Supreme Court seeking to quash the law. But the top court has refused to stay it, but is hearing the case.
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Last Updated 26, Feb 2020, 11:54 AM