Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina told that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) are internal affairs of India. However, she reminded that all this was not necessary. Hasina told this in Gulf News. CAA says that the members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, following religious persecution, will get Indian citizenship.
The comments of the Bangladeshi PM came weeks after country’s Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen said that the CAA and the NRC are India’s internal issues.
Hasina said in Abu Dhani, capital of UAE that there has been no recorded reverse migration from India. But within India, people are facing many problems, she said. (Still), it is an internal affair, she told Gulf News. Hasina reminded that Bangladesh has always maintained that the CAA and NRC are internal matters of India.
“The Government of India, on their part, has also repeatedly maintained that the NRC is an internal exercise of India and PM Modi has in person assured me of the same during my visit to New Delhi in October 2019.” She said the relationship between Bangladesh and India is currently at its best, with cooperation in a wide spectrum of areas. Bangladesh has tried to remain quiet on the issue of both CAA and NRC.