Amidst concerns over India’s new citizenship act and the NRC, Luxembourg, a European Union member, has said it doesn’t want to “interfere in the domestic policy” of this country but has asked New Delhi to “do everything” to not increase stateless people.
This was conveyed by visiting Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn during talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
“What I said to the minister (Jaishankar) this morning is “do everything you can do to not increase stateless people”. That is something that we have to fight against. Rest concerns India,” Asselborn said during an interactive session at the India International Centre after his meeting with Jaishankar.
With six resolutions being moved in the European Parliament against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Asselborn said Jaishankar could explain his point of view when he visits Europe in February and March.
Replying to a question about the resolutions, Mr Asselborn defended the move, saying the EP also criticises its members often, and takes up “aggressive” positions against them.