Ex-NSA warns of 'consequences' of CAA, Jung criticizes repression of Jamia

NEW DELHI: Former National Security Advisor (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon said Friday that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is a self-inflicted diplomatic objective.

Speaking at an event in the capital, Menon said that contentious law isolates us from the international community. He warned the government that if we are changing the idea of ‚Äč‚ÄčIndia, we also have to be prepared for the consequences that it brings.

He was referring to international scrutiny to which India will be subject due to this law based on religion.

The CAA benefits Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian, and country refugees from Afghanistan , Pakistan & Bangladesh who sought refuge in India before 2015. Excludes Muslims from these nations from taking advantage of this constitutional amendment.

On the sidelines of the event, Jamia Milia ex-Vice Chancellor & former Delhi Lt. Governor Najib Jung too criticised the police for entering the Jamia university campus.

You cannot support police officers entering a university. The students have shown great moderation, he said.

Jung blamed the lack of communication for the protests against the CAA.

Even the government has accepted that there has been a lack of communication. Let them communicate well, he said.

When asked if he wanted a reversal of the CAA, he replied: All I am asking for is a better communication about the CAA.

Apart from the two former officials, political scientist Zoya Hasan & activist Harsh Mander were also part of the discussions organised jointly by the Constitutional Conduct Group & Karwan e Mohabbat.