'Diplomatic win' for India as European Union defers voting on resolution against CAA
New Delhi : With European Union deciding to defer voting on a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Union government has tagged it a 'diplomatic win' for India.
"Friends of India prevailed over friends of Pakistan in the European Parliament today. Strenuous efforts of outgoing British member Shaffaq Mohammad to have a resolution passed by the European Parliament against India on a penultimate day before Brexit has been defeated," the source said.
"We expect that our perspective in this matter will be understood by all objective and fair-minded members," the source said, adding that the Citizenship Amendment Act is "a matter internal to India" that has been adopted through a democratic process.
It was expected that the European Union will go for voting on a final joint resolution on the Citizenship Amendment Act, put forward by 560 of its 751 members from five different groups.
It also warns against "increasing nationalism that has resulted in the fuelling of religious intolerance and discrimination against Muslims".
The move was instantly opposed by India claiming that it is an internal matter of the country.
"As fellow democracies, the EU Parliament should not take actions that call into question the rights and authority of democratically elected legislatures in other regions of the world," a government source had said when the resolutions were first moved.