UN rights chief challenges the CAA law in Indian SC

The United Nations rights council chief has passed an intervention application in the Indian Supreme Court against the citizenship amendment act, local media reported.
Michelle Bachelet Jeria, the high commissioner for human rights, moved the application.
Jeria’s concerns have been evident in the application about whether the exclusion of Muslims from the neutralization regime, under the latest CAA opposing the principle of freedom and equality which the country is to uphold.
For example, the international convention on civil and political rights forbids racial, religious, and ethical discriminations, and India is responsible to follow the provisions.
Further, the application tends to make sure human rights are respected in the migratory matter and mentions the CAA law is against the global treaties for safe, regular, and orderly migrations.
It states that the citizenship law has threatened the Muslim migrants, moreover, there are issues of objectivity, and reasonableness as the act is not following international agreements of which India is a member.
The United Nations filed a petition ahead of the religious riots in Delhi condemning the new citizenship act passed by the Indian parliament. In the riot-hit region, New Delhi, more than 40 people were killed.
Raveesh Kumar, the external affairs ministry spokesperson said: “Our Permanent Mission in Geneva was informed yesterday evening by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that her office had filed an Intervention Application in the Supreme Court of India in respect to CAA”.
Kumar said in a 4-point statement, “The CAA is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws. We strongly believe that no foreign party has any locus standi [rights] on issues about India’s sovereignty”.
The CAA makes it easier for religious minorities from neighboring regions to acquire Indian citizenship if they came to India before 2015; however, this law excludes the Muslims.
The national population register and the national register of citizens are the potential threats for the Indian Muslims because these moves are intent to marginalize the 15 percent Muslim population of the Indian region.
The Supreme Court is to hear pleas filed by Muslim groups condemning the Citizenship act s it violates the Indian constitution.
Before the United Nations human rights commission’s application to the Indian supreme t court, the Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif criticized the “wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims” by the Modi administration.
Kumar said “strong protest was lodged against the unwarranted remarks,” asserting that the protests were “not acceptable”.
Since the inception of the CAA, hundreds of Muslims protested across the country to oppose the act.
Until now, more than 75 people have been killed as a result of religious violence over the CAA.
Many Muslims are forced to remain in their homes due to riots and violence on New Delhi.
A series of hate speeches by the ruling Bharatiya Janata party fueled the aggression, while some of the BJP leaders warned the peaceful Muslim protestors to wind down or face consequences.
The footage on Delhi’s religious violence showed that police did not stop the violent Hindu mob from setting ablaze Muslim buildings and land. Hundreds of Muslims were injured while 40 were killed.
Despite all these oppositions, the Indian premier Modi affirmed that the government stands by its decisions and implement the CAA “despite all the pressure”.–Worldwide News

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