No rights are protected in India

No rights are protected in India

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said  that in any democratic country like India, the people of that country hope that having elections, people's 'political and civil rights' are 'protected' and everyone is able to vote in a 'free and fair' atmosphere. But that is in reverse gear in India.

The Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric made remarks while he was responding to a question on the 'political unrest' in India ahead of the upcoming national elections in the wake of the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the freezing of the opposition Congress Party's bank accounts.

The World Body hopes that like in India that everyone's rights are protected, including political and civil rights, and everyone is able to vote in an atmosphere that is free and fair,  

The response from the United Nations comes a day after the United States also reacted to a similar question on Kejriwal's arrest and freezing of the Congress party's bank accounts.

On Wednesday, hours after India summoned a senior US diplomat to protest remarks on Kejriwal's arrest, Washington reiterated that it encourages fair, transparent, timely legal processes.

On the US diplomat being summoned in Delhi, US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller mentioned thjat  "I'm not going to talk about any private diplomatic conversations. But of course what we have said publicly is what I just said from here, that we encourage fair, transparent, timely legal processes. We don't think anyone should object to that, and we'll make the same thing clear privately."

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials summoned Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Gloria Berbena to their office in South Block in the Indian capital. The meeting lasted for more than 30 minutes.

On Thursday, India said the US State Department's recent remarks on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are 'unwarranted' and asserted the country is 'proud of its independent and robust democratic institutions' and committed to protect them from any form of undue external influences.

Any 'external imputation' on India's electoral and legal processes is 'completely unacceptable', Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal casually said in New Delhi during his weekly press briefing.

In India, legal processes are driven 'only by the rule of law' which is done at the mercy of the Narendra Modi Government. Contrary to the fact, the BJP ruling Governments deliberately misled the Courts to deliver fractured verdicts.

India, a Sanatan dharma-promoting Government however took strong objection to the remarks of the Spokesperson of the US State Department about certain legal proceedings in India.

'India's legal processes are based on an independent judiciary which is committed to objective and timely outcomes. Casting aspersions on that is unwarranted..

The Enforcement Directorate at the instance of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the Finance Minister Sitaraman has arrested Kejriwal alleging that he is involved in a money laundering case linked to the excise policy 'scam'.

The case pertains to alleged corruption and money laundering in formulating and executing the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22 which was later scrapped.