A spokesman for the US State Department said in a statement issued in Washington DC that we are closely monitoring the developments in relation to the Citizenship Amendment Act.

The United States of America is getting tough on the protests against the amendment of the citizenship law in the country. The United States has instructed India to protect people’s rights to hold peaceful demonstrations.

Four days ago, the United States had urged India to religiously protect the rights of minorities. The US had said that India should uphold its constitutional and democratic values. A spokesman for the US State Department said in a statement issued in Washington DC that we are closely monitoring the developments in relation to the Citizenship Amendment Act.

We have asked the government to protect the rights of the people in a peaceful manner. We have also urged the protesters to avoid violence. This statement from the US has come at a time when protests are taking place across the country regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act. Students in particular are opposed to this newly amended civil law.

On December 13, the US State Department said that the democratic principles of the two countries contained fundamental principles respecting religious freedom and equal treatment of all. The United States had urged India to ensure the rights of religious minorities while maintaining India’s constitutional and democratic values.

The US government has not yet criticized India’s move to amend the citizenship law. However, the US is pressurizing India, citing India’s constitution and democratic values. Last week, the US Foreign Affairs Committee said in a tweet that religious pluralism is the basis of India and the United States and is a value that the two countries share.

Meanwhile, American Congressman Andre Carson has criticized the citizenship law. Carson says this is another attempt to effectively reduce the Muslim population in India. Since the abolition of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the monitoring of the US Congress on India has increased.

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