India criticizes UNHCR for submitting request for intervention in the Supreme Court on CAA | India News
The MEA stated that the CAA is an internal affair of India and refers to the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws.
“Our Permanent Mission in Geneva was informed last night by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Michelle Bachelet) that her office had submitted a request for intervention in the Supreme Court of India regarding the Law on Citizenship Amendment of 2019, “said MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar. .
“We firmly believe that no foreign party has any place of interest in matters related to the sovereignty of India,” he said.
India is clear that the CAA is constitutionally valid and meets all the requirements of its constitutional values, Kumar said.
“It reflects our long-standing national commitment to human rights issues arising from the tragedy of the Partition of India,” he said.
“India is a democratic country governed by the rule of law. We all have the utmost respect and full confidence in our independent judiciary. We are confident that our solid and legally sustainable position will be claimed by the Supreme Court,” he said.