Actor Vijay calls CAA 'unacceptable', asks Tamil Nadu not to implement it

Actor and politician Thalapathy Vijay has criticised the Centre over the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and has requested the Tamil Nadu governmnet to ensure that it does not get implemented in the state.
Actor Vijay calls CAA 'unacceptable', asks Tamil Nadu not to implement it
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Tamil actor and Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam (TVK) chief Thalapathy Vijay on Monday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led Central government after it implemented the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The Centre 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.

"The leaders should ensure that this law does not get implemented in Tamil Nadu," the statement added.

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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.

Source: India Today

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