US Presidential Nominee Pete Buttigieg Expresses Concern on India's Anti-CAA Protests, Says Govt Action 'Could Threaten Longstanding Democratic Traditions'
US Presidential elections nominee Pete Buttigieg's tweet on CAA and Indian PM Narendra Modi. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Washington/New Delhi, December 24: The row over the Citizenship Amendment Act in India has crossed seven oceans and reached United States, where the Democratic Party nominee for US Presidential elections -- Pete Buttigieg -- expressed his concern on the issue. Buttigieg was of the opinion the ongoing political detentions, communications blackouts, and other steps to stop protests against CAA might threaten India's democratic traditions.

Expressing his views on the recent steps taken by the Narendra Modi government to curb anti-CAA protests, Buttigieg took to Twitter and wrote, "India is an important friend and partner of the United States, which is why I’m concerned about the ongoing political detentions, communications blackouts, and other steps being taken by the government that could threaten its longstanding democratic traditions." Why Citizenship Amendment Act+NRC Raise Fear And Concerns: A Multi-Dimensional Take.

Here's a tweet by Buttigieg:

It is to be known that following the green signal by President Ram Nath Kovind on December 12, widespread protests began across India, after which the administration scrapped the internet and imposed Section 144 to curb the anti-CAA protests. However, millions of people came on the streets and began protesting, following which police took action and over 15 people were killed. The police also detained thousands of protesting people and have filed FIR against those reportedly found accused for vandalism.

According to the CAA, the government of India would give citizenship to undocumented Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Leaving out Muslims from the list have raised questions and doubts, so does the debate on overriding Article 14, 15 and 21 of the constitution have ignited the anger among the people.