Actor Rajinikanth on Wednesday (February 5) expressed his support for the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act and asserted that the legislation did not pose any threat to Muslims.
In his first reaction to the nationwide protests against the amended Citizenship Act, the actor wondered 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 my voice for them,” he said.
Besides, the Centre has assured that Indian people will have no issues in view of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, he noted.
Alleging that a few political parties were instigating people against the CAA for their selfish interests, he blamed religious leaders for supporting protests against the law and dubbed it “very wrong.”
Backing the National Population Register (NPR) exercise, he said, “The drive is very, very essential,” and added that the Congress-led government had implemented the NPR in the past.
(With inputs from agencies)