Citizenship Act: Satya Nadella criticises new law, says, ‘It’s just bad’

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Citizenship Act: Satya Nadella criticises new law, says, ‘It’s just bad’

A day after Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella voiced his opposition to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today termed his statement as the "perfect example" of how even the literate need to be educated on the central government's initiatives.

Through a statement from Microsoft India's official Twitter handle, Nadella said that being shaped by Indian heritage and in view of his immigrant experience in the United States, he hopes to see an India where immigrants can strive for ambitious endeavours benefiting Indian society and the economy at large. This and more news on News Blast. Smith said Nadella made the comment in response to a question at a meeting with editors during a Microsoft event. "I think what is happening is sad". I feel, and and in fact quite frankly, now being informed shaped by the two fantastic American things that I've observed which is both, it's technology reaching me where I was growing up and its immigration policy and even a story like mine being possible in a country like this.

"After the BuzzFeed tweet quoting Nadella, Microsoft India issued a statement in which its CEO said every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly".

"I'm somewhat surprised that Satya Nadella touched this issue, but not at all surprised that he disapproves of India's citizenship law". And in democracies, that is something the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds. CAA, which came into force from January 10, has led to massive protests across India since the Act was passed by the Parliament last month. I wish that one of our own IT czars had the courage and wisdom to say this first.

As per the Act, such communities will not be treated as illegal immigrants and will be given Indian citizenship.

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.

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