NEW DELHI: Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed an Intervention Application in the Indian Supreme Court challenging the black law of Citizenship Amendment Act.
The move came days after Bachelet strongly criticized Police inaction during anti-Muslim riots in Delhi in which 47 people lost lives and thousands were rendered homeless.
The application seeks to intervene as amicus curiae (third party) in the case, by virtue of her mandate to inter alia protect and promote all human rights and to conduct necessary advisory in that regard, established pursuant to the UN General Assembly resolution 48/141.
Reacting strongly on the move, the Indian ministry for external affairs said CAA was constitutionally valid, complied all requirements, and was an internal matter of India concerning sovereign rights of Indian parliament to make laws.
In a statement, the Indian ministry for external affairs claimed that India was a democratic country government by the rule of law, and expressed confidence that the Indian Supreme Court would vindicate their position.