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No scope for outside interference in India’s internal matters: Venkaiah Naidu

M. Venkaiah Naidu. File

M. Venkaiah Naidu. File  

A majority of members in European Parliament had filed six resolutions on revocation of Article 370 in J&K and the CAA

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday indirectly hit out the European Union (EU) lawmakers for moving resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019, saying India didn’t need “advice or guidance” and there was no scope for outside interference in India's internal matters.

An overwhelming majority of members in the European Parliament have filed six scathing resolutions on the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and the amended Citizenship Act.

Mr. Naidu was speaking at the release of a book TRG-An Enigma, a biography of Tilak Raj Gupta, an educationist who pioneered the public school movement in India by taking over the Hans Raj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi in 1970. The function was held at his residence in the Capital.

“Our polity and democracy do provide enough space for expressing differences and dissent whenever warranted. As a result, we have emerged as the most vibrant democracy in the world,” Mr. Naidu said.

Some efforts were being made outside India to comment on legislations passed by the Indian Parliament. This was done based on “inadequate knowledge” and “insufficient understanding”. “Such efforts were totally uncalled for and unwarranted. As a mature republic and democratic polity, we are capable of addressing the concerns of any of our citizens and we need no advice or guidance in such matters from others,” he said.

India had withstood various challenges as a republic for 70 years and was now more united than ever before, No one should have concerns in this regard, he said.

“We as a nation are committed to the cardinal principle of ensuring Justice, Liberty and Equality for all of our citizens. While we are capable of addressing our internal matters as evidenced over the last 70 years, let others do so in their respective domain,” he added.

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