New Delhi – The Union Government pursued a rigorous” two-pronged” strategy on conveying its explanation on the citizenship amendment act (CAA) controversy in India, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday a, stressing that the act merely speeds up citizenship applications for the communities mentioned in it and is not seeking to change the Constitution.
Responding to reports that said foreign diplomates in India were unhappy with the lack of communication from the government on the issues that have been set of in various parts of the country the ministry said that the reports were factually incorrect.
“We did reach out to countries across regions , and wrote to all our missions and post asking them to share our prospective with host governments [ on CAA and NRC],”. Ministry spokesperson ravish Kumar told presspersons, adding that this was done in addition to meeting diplomats based in Delhi.
“We asked [ embassies] to convey that the act provides expedited consideration for Indian citizenship to prosecuted minorities already in India , from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. it doesn’t affect existing revenues already available to other communities”, he further said .