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UN refuses to comment on CAB

Updated: Dec 11, 2019, 9:08 IST

WASHINGTON: The United Nations on Tuesday (local time) refused to comment on the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, stating that the only concern of the watchdog is to ensure that all governments peruse non-discriminatory laws.
When asked about the UN's response to the passage of the bill, Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "As far as I am aware, this legislation will go through a legislative process. We do not have a comment while the domestic legislative process is being carried out."
"At the same time, our concerns are only of being sure that all governments peruse non-discriminatory laws," Haq added in his weekly briefing.
The historic legislation passed with a majority of 311 votes against 80 votes on Monday, seeks to the members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan to India till December Read More – Source

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