Opinion | Diplomatic denial won’t soften CAA for the world
India will, however, have a harder time explaining away Bachelet Jeria’s intervention
Even diplomacy might not reverse the repercussions that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 or CAA continues to have beyond the loss of life, livelihood and property. A week after structured rioting in Delhi aimed at those who protest against CAA stunned the world with its brazenness and unapologetic aftermath, comes scrutiny of a different kind. The Office of United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed what is called an intervention application in the Supreme Court over CAA. The intervention is the diplomatic equivalent of a slap and further globalizes, as it were, the latest incidence of CAA-related violence in particular, and the political maturity of majoritarian aggression in general.