The controversial Citizenship Amendment Act adds a new supporter into its list and its none other than South Indian superstar Rajinikanth. Thalaiva on Wednesday backed the citizenship law and told that the Muslims will not be affected due to this new rule.
Rajnikanth supports CAA
South India’s biggest celebrity on Wednesday defended the Modi government over the questionable citizenship law stating that it will not harm Muslims in India.
“Citizenship Act will not harm any resident of our country. If it harms Muslims, then I will be the first person to protest,” he said.
He even asked how Muslims who chose to stay back in India following Partition is sent out of the country.
Rajinikanth: Citizenship Amendment Act will not affect any citizen of our country, if it affects Muslims then I will be the first person to stand up for them. NPR is a necessity to find out about the outsiders. It has been clarified that NRC has not been formulated yet. pic.twitter.com/wyXMCY8pH9
— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2020
He further described the support of various religious leaders to the protests “very wrong”, he also asserted that several political parties and groups were motivating people against the Law for their interests.
“CAA not against the Muslims…Religious, political leaders misleading people on CAA,” he said.
The 69-year-old had previously shown concerns over the clashes in various parts of the country over the CAA, saying violence and rioting cannot be a way to find a resolution to any problem.
#Thalaivar #Rajinikanth clear cut explanation on CAA.
He is the real leader like a father figure who takes care of all his children.#Hatsoff Honesty and Truth. Words from heart. #RajiniWithIndianMuslims pic.twitter.com/SJa5bUqVOS
— Santhosh ᴬᴺᴺᴬᴬᵀᵀᴴᴱ (@TamilJournalist) February 5, 2020
“I request the people of India to stay united and vigilant keeping in mind the nation’s security and welfare,” Rajinikanth had said.
Thalaiva defends NPR
Speaking on NPR he said that it is a must to find out who is the citizen and who stays here without documents. ”As far as Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka are concerned, dual citizenship should be offered to them. NPR is necessary to find out about the refugees. It has been explained that NRC has not been formed yet,” Rajinikanth said.
It is the first time that Rajinikanth has addressed the concern as the country extends to behold several protests ever since the bill was passed in the parliament last year in December.