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Rajinikanth: CAA not against Muslims, says Rajinikanth | Chennai News


CHENNAI: Actor Rajinikanth said Wednesday that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not against Muslims. If a Muslim is affected, he will lead the protests, he said.

“CAA is not against Muslims. Muslims will not be affected. If it affects them, I will go out and lead the protests,” Rajinikanth told reporters outside his residence at Poes Garden in Chennai.

“Muslims cannot be sent away. Those Muslims, who wanted to go to Pakistan during the partition, were gone. Those who believed that this was their homeland were left behind,” said Rajinikanth. Some try to create confusion, he added.

“Some political parties are cheating people about the CAA. Students should not be fooled by the parties. They must fully understand a problem, before launching into protests,” he said.

Rajinikanth said that NPR is “essential” to verify the presence of foreigners. “It was an exercise carried out by Congress in 2011, it was done in 2015 and also now. But, NRC has not yet been implemented. It is only being discussed,” he said.

As for Sri Lankan refugees, said Rajinikanth, they should be given dual citizenship. “All Sri Lankan refugees staying in Tamil Nadu should receive dual citizenship,” he said.

Rajinikanth also said he is an honest taxpayer and has not given himself up to any illegal business practice. He was answering a question regarding his presentation to the income tax authorities that he had lent money to a few people for interest.

The actor said he has not yet received any summons to appear before a Commission investigating the shooting of Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin in 2018.

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