Despite bravado being shown by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the foreign minister, S Jaishankar, about India’s success in getting its views heard by the global community on the Citizenship Amendment Act, things are gradually turning sour for India in the international diplomatic arena. The recent violence in Delhi has only accentuated the crisis of the NDA government in its relationship with the United Nations, the western nations and the Muslim nations.
Iran has always been a friend of India and the oil supply relations continued despite US sanctions, though the extent was scaled down. Iran was not so vocal on CAA but after the Delhi riots, Iran came out with an unusually strong protest which has upset Delhi. In Britain, the mood has changed after the Delhi riots with the foreign office pointing out the impact of the CAA as a cause for it. The Labour Party has already taken a position against the CAA and their members have held big demonstrations in London and other cities of Britain.
The US Congress members are investigating the impact of the CAA and the Delhi riots has only hardened their stand against the CAA. In the USA, the UK and other western countries, the Indian students have joined hands to protest against the Delhi violence and the South Asian Group of Students have called upon the Indian students of about 20 universities in West and the USA to observe protest day against Hindutva during Holi by wearing black badges.