Top US Senator urges Pompeo to 'press' India for 'swift reversal' of CAA, NRC  - IAMC
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Top US Senator urges Pompeo to ‘press’ India for ‘swift reversal’ of CAA, NRC 

A top US Senator has urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to press the Indian government for a “swift reversal” of the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens to ensure the protection of human rights of all persons in the country regardless of their religion.

In a letter to Pompeo on Tuesday, Senator Bob Menendez, a Ranking Member of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the potential for the establishment of a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India.

Asserting that the US must remain steadfast in defending democratic values, freedoms and human rights, he said, “I urge the Administration to engage the Indian government at the highest levels on these concerns, press for a swift reversal of these policies and practices, and ensure protection of the human rights of all persons in India regardless of their religion.…