Former Indian foreign secretary and foreign envoy to Pakistan Shivshankar Menon said that India faces isolation over the recent actions taken by the Indian government to discriminate minorities.
Shivshankar Menon gave a speech at a public hearing in New Delhi arranged by the Constitutional Conduct Group and Karwan-e-Mohabbat.
At this event, he said, “Cumulative effect of a series of actions, including what happened in Kashmir. We seem to know we are isolated. External Affairs Minister ducked a meeting with US legislators.”
He said after Home Minister Amit Shah had assured in a public meeting in Rajasthan that the government will not make any changes in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Mr. Menon has said about India’s future that he fears India will be isolated, “Global public opinion on India has shifted if you see the international press. It’s a self-inflicted goal.”
He also expressed concern that even India’s friends were talking in an indifferent manner about the ongoing situations in Kashmir.”
He said, “Bangladesh Foreign Minister said that let them struggle among themselves. If this is how our friends feel, what must our adversaries feel,” he also noted that the Kashmir issue had been reviving that was latent at the UN since 1971.
Given that the protests are still carried out in several cities in India against the Citizenship Amendment Act.