CAA in ‘Clear Violation’ of Indian Constitution: Amnesty International to US Congress
Amnesty International has told the US lawmakers that the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) stands in “clear violation” of the constitution of India and international human rights law and “legitimises discrimination” on the basis of religion.…
Amnesty International Asia Pacific Advocacy Manager Francisco Bencosme made the remarks during a testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organisations and House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee.
The Indian parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act, which legitimises discrimination on the basis of religion and stands in clear violation of the constitution of India and international human rights law, Bencosme said.…
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