Two million people at risk of becoming stateless in India due to CAA: UN chief

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks to The Associated Press, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Guterres said Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak that began in China "is not out of control but it is a very dangerous situation." Antonio Guterres said that "the risks are enormous and we need to be prepared worldwide for that." The outbreak has infected more than 73,000 people globally. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has voiced a concern that two million people – mostly Muslims among them-  are at a risk of becoming stateless as a result of the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by New Delhi.

The UN chief stated this during an interview with a local news channel.

Asked if he was personally worried about the growing discrimination against miniorities living in New Delhi, the UN chief replied ‘of course’.

Earlier on Monday, Antonio Guterres had said that the rising Islamophobia is intolerable.

The UN chief made these remarks while speaking at a presser alongside Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.