CAA is just bad for India: Satya Nadella..

Clay Curtis
January 15, 2020

BJP criticised Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for his comment on the fallout of changes in the citizenship law, but warmed up to the tech czar after he issued a detailed statement where he acknowledged a country's right to define its borders, ensure national security and determine its immigration policy. Even the PM has said so. And in democracies, that is something the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds.

Taking to Twitter to respond to Nadella's comments to BuzzFeed, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said: "How literate need to be educated!"

Terming India's situation over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) "just bad", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn start-up company or become a CEO in India.

He said that "I think what is happening is sad, primarily as someone who grew up there".

Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella on Monday voiced concern over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying what is happening is "sad" and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn in India.

Mr Nadella grew up in Hyderabad - India's technology hub - but is now an American citizen. "My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefiting Indian society and the economy at large", the written statement says.

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The CAA seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh on or before December 31, 2014.

Later, Microsoft India issued a statement on behalf of Nadella.

Protests have broken out against the CAA across the country, with those opposing the law contending that it discriminates on the basis of religion and violates the Constitution.

At least 27 people, mostly Muslims, have been killed, with police accused of using disproportionate force in several states.

Titan Company Ltd, India's largest watchmaker that controls almost half the country's Rs 8,000 crore watch market, disclosed in a regulatory filing that sales "in all divisions" in the second half of December were "impacted to some extent due to forced store closures due to the protests in the North East and in many other parts of the country".

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