Rajini says CAA is not against Muslims

Accusing some political parties of instigating protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act CAA, actor Rajinikanth, in his first public reaction,today said he would be the first to voice his protest if any muslim was affected by the CAA.

Talking to reporters in front of his Poes Garden residence, he said the Centre has clearly stated that none of the muslims in India would be affected by the CAA.

But some political parties were creating panic by spreading false news aimed at dividing the people that the CAA poses a threat to Muslims, he said and sought to know how the Muslims from Pakistan and other countries, who did not leave the country during partition and living in India as theirhomeland, would be asked to leave now.'

The Centre has clearly clarified that none of the Muslims in the country will be affected', he said and asserted that he would be the first person to voice his protest if CAA harms any Muslims in India.

Rajini also observed that Sri Lankan refugees houses in several camps in Tamil Nadu for nearly 30 years should be granted dual citizenship, a point which the Opposition parties has been stressing for and the ruling AIADMK asserting that it would continue to insist the Centre to grant the same.

He also said the National Registry of Citizens was very importnat for every country to record the number of immigrants who had comefrom other countries.He said the NPR was yet to implemented in the country.

On the continuing protests agaist CAA, NRC and NPR, he said the students and the youth, before staging the protests should study the issue in detail before staging agitations.'Otherwise, it will affect them', he added.

On the one-man Commission of Inquiry summoning him to appear before it in connection with the May 22, 2018 police firing at anti-sterliteprotests in Tuticorin, in which 13 people were killed, Rajini said he was yet to receive the summons.

'Once I get the summons, I will appear before the Commission', he said.