The European Union (EU) Parliament should not take any measures that call into question the the rights and authority of a democratically elected government, said official sources on Sunday after EU lawmakers moved a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The officials also said that the EU will consult it with the Indian government and get an accurate figures of the facts before proceeding with the debate on the resolution in EU Parliament. The session is scheduled to be held next week.
The official sources also stressed that CAA is an entirely internal matter to India and it was adopted through democratic means after a thorough debate in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha of Parliament during its winter session.
Meanwhile, a source said that “We hope the supporters of the draft will talk to us to get a full and accurate details of the facts before they proceed further.”
The reaction has come in the wake of an anti-CAA resolution that was moved by some lawmakers of the European Union. As per reports, the lawmakers have expressed concerns over the citizenship law stating it as a “dangerous shift” in the country’s citizenship regime.
The lawmakers said that the CAA is set to create the largest crisis in the world and to cause immense human suffering. The anti-CAA resolution, moved by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group in EU Parliament earlier this week, will be debated on Wednesday and voted on the day after.