CAA implementation: Thalapathy Vijay slams Narendra Modi governmnet over implementation

Tamil actor and Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam chief (TVK) Thalapathy Vijay on Monday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led Central government after it implemented the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The Centre on Monday implemented the CAA by notifying the rules four years after the contentious law was passed by Parliament to fast-track citizenship for undocumented non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014.

In a statement released on microblogging site X, Vijay said that it is “not acceptable” to implement the CAA.

“It is not acceptable to implement any law like the Indian Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) in an environment where all citizens of the country live with social harmony,” a rough translation of his statement, which was released in Tamil, suggested.

He also requested the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that the law does not get implemented in Tamil Nadu.

“The leaders should ensure that this law will not be implemented in Tamil Nadu,” the statement added.

Letter shared by Vijay on X.

In addition to Vijay, other Opposition leaders have also slammed the Centre for notifying the rules for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, alleging the BJP was trying to divide society and polarise the atmosphere ahead of general elections.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin called it a “divisive agenda” of the BJP and added that “people will teach them (BJP) a befitting lesson”.

Published By:

Sudeep Lavania

Published On:

Mar 12, 2024

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