he Citizenship (Amendment) Act is “a matter entirely internal to India” and does not impact the status of any citizen, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday, in response to the “factually inaccurate” remarks of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on the country’s recently enacted legislation.
“According to media reports, Malaysia’s Prime Minister has yet again remarked on a matter that is entirely internal to India. CAA provides for citizenship through naturalization to be fast-tracked for non-citizens who are persecuted minorities from three countries,” the MEA said in a statement.
“The CAA doesn’t impact the status of any Indian citizen or deprive any Indian of any faith of her/his citizenship. Malaysian PM’s remark is factually inaccurate. We call upon Malaysia to refrain from commenting on internal developments in India, without the right understanding of facts,” the statement read.