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“Mahathir’s comments factually incorrect” – Indian External Ministry hits back


New Delhi -Responding to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir’s criticisms on the Indian Citizen Amendment act, the External Ministry of India has hit back saying his remarks were on a matter entirely internal to India and factually wrong.

The following is the full text of the statement issued by the External Ministry of India:

“According to media reports, the Prime Minister of Malaysia has yet again remarked on a matter that is entirely internal to India. The Citizenship Amendment Act provides for citizenship through naturalization to be fast-tracked for non-citizens who are persecuted minorities from three countries. The Act does not impact in any manner on the status of any citizen of India, or deprive any Indian of any faith of her or his citizenship. Therefore, the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s comment is factually inaccurate. We call upon Malaysia to refrain from commenting on internal developments in India, especially without a right understanding of the facts.”