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Rajinikanth backs CAA, says law doesn’t pose threat to Muslims

Tamil superstar-politician Rajinikanth alleged some parties were instigating people against the citizenship law to serve their selfish interests.

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Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday threw his weight behind the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and asserted that the legislation did not pose any threat to Muslims.

In his first reaction after the amendment to the Citizenship Act and nation wide protests against it, the top actor wondered as to how Muslims, who chose to stay back in India following partition will be sent out of the country.

“CAA is no threat to Muslims, if they face trouble I will be the first person to raise voice for them,” he told reporters here.

Besides, the central government has assured that Indian people will have no issues in view of the Citizenship Amendment Act, he noted.

Alleging that some political parties were instigating people against CAA for their selfish interests, he also blamed religious leaders for supporting protests against the law and dubbed it “very wrong.”

Backing the National Population Register exercise, he said the drive is “very, very essential,” and added that the Congress-led government had done it in the past.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. 51% of Delhites feel that Shaheen Bagh protests are unjustified. Now Rajnikant bats for CAA and NRC. Is the tide against the fake narrative spread on CAA and NRC by the left liberals in our country? Will someone in The Print write an unbiased article on this?

  2. Rajini is raising a false bogey. The CAA itself does not pose a threat to any existing citizen. But has he thought about the way in which the Assam accord was violated by CAA ? WHy 2014 as cutoff when 1971 was the agreed cut off ? What about the local people of Assam ? The CAA assumes that all those immigrants resident in Assam will get citizenship and then remain in Assam . Why doesn’t Gujarat take up half the new citizens ? WHy not Karnataka ? maybe Rajini should offer to settle them in Tamil Nadu ?
    His ignorance of what Assam feels is surprising.

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