Indian diplomatic isolation


India is facing isolation at the international front, due to certain controversial decisions taken by the right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. The world’s attitude towards India has changed considerably over the past few months. The perception of India has changed and even friends were taken aback by the recent decisions of the government. The Modi government, by its actions like the adoption of new citizenship law believed to be discriminatory to 180 million Muslims living in the country, had gifted adversaries’ platforms to attack India. The international ramifications of the new citizenship law, the global implications, the move has changed the perception about India, besides raising concerns about its future. Under the amended citizenship law, out of three neighboring countries — Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh — from where India would be accepting persecuted non-Muslim minorities, it has developed a close and friendly relationship with all except Pakistan. This new law would impact India’s relationship with these countries. None of these three countries has expressed any happiness with the law. They have expressed reservations.
The citizenship law and other actions like revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir have given a lever to adversaries. The changing perception about India at the global level will give a lever to foreign governments to put pressure on India to do what they want. Indian government has mounted a campaign through its missions in foreign capitals to counter the criticism of the citizenship law, it has failed badly.
India is getting so much negative press in the world because of the situation in India. Indian diplomats face more and more criticism of India in the media abroad recently. India is now at the stage where people are staking out positions, creating leverage for themselves.

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