New Delhi : National Convener of Bahujan Democratic Party MA Mujeeb on Monday lauded the European Union (EU) Parliament’s decision to debate and vote on a motion against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The motion was tabled by a large chunk of the EU members alleging that the CAA marks a ‘dangerous shift’ in the country’s citizenship regime and it is timely and just in the larger interest of Indian administration.
Talking to Indian White Paper MA Mujeeb said “Discriminatory CAB & repressive measures in Kashmir are India’s internal matter only when EU parliamentarians/ international community condemn such actions. Had they spoken about it in glowing terms it would be lapped up by the same establishment.”
Mujeeb added, “Relieved to see EU parliament pass resolutions against communal CAB & brutal lockdown in Kashmir. Hope it’s followed up with sanctions. Government of Indian’s actions are frittering away all of India’s assiduously earned soft power.”
While the Union Government official sources in New Delhi on Sunday said the EU Parliament should not take actions that call into question the rights and authority of democratically elected legislatures, the number of state in Union of India are strongly opposing the CAA, Mujeeb said.
Mujeeb said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a matter of abnse of landside majority by the ruling party the BJP and against the very principles of the Indian Constitution. It is timely that the EU Parliament acted with the larger interest of the Indian domicile as the Indian Parliament abused the process of democracy and the law was not adopted through democratic means after a public opinion across the Indian soil Mujeeb said.
Mujeeb added that the world can not be silent when its famous secular and democratic India is likely to sink in Manuwadi’s religious boat against her very creation after sacrifices made by millions of Indian for today’s Union of India.
The Indian government has stressed that the new Act does not deny any citizenship rights but has been brought in to protect the oppressed minorities of neighbouring countries and provide them with citizenship, but there was no need to bring amendment to the principal law and cornering the minority Muslim in India, Mujeeb who is also President of All India Mohammedan Parishad and advocate at High Court of Hyderabad refuted.
A total of six resolutions have been tabled by groups within the EU, including the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D), Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) (PPE), Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance (Verts/ALE), European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR), Renew Europe Group (Renew) and European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group.
The resolutions have a similar theme with a number of them, such as the GUE/NGL Group, also making a reference to the revocation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. They are set to be debated in the European Parliament in Brussels next Wednesday and voted on the day after.