‘CAA, Article 370 internal matters of India’

Coimbatore: Consul general of Israel to South India Dana Kursh said every nation should support the sovereignty of other nations when it comes to defending its citizens. Kursh was in the city to participate as a chief guest at an Indo-Israel joint conference on ‘Sustainable Cities’ at Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) on Tuesday. The conference was jointly organized by KCT and PSG college of Technology. Fifteen professors from the Israeli Agriculture Research Organization and Tel Avivi University participated in the conference. Speaking at the conference, Kursh said, “India has been supporting Israel in different situations that are crucial to the security of the country. Recently, the Israeli prime minister thanked his Indian counterpart for standing with us and the partnership is going to be same during the present situation.” When asked about Israel’s stand on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and revocation of Article 370, Kursh said, “Every nation should support the sovereignty of other nations especially when it comes to defending its citizens. These are internal matters of India, which come within the sovereignty of the nation.” She said, “India has its own national interest and there are things that India would not support us. But we know where we can unite, and we understand when we have different agendas and interests. We do return the respect.” Commenting about the European Union (EU) parliament’s decision to pass a resolution against India, she said that EU had passed several resolutions against Israel as well. Both Israel and India are facing similar issues, she added.

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