The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, that seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan passed the lower House test yesterday. The Bill seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation. They will be granted fast-track Indian citizenship in six years. So far, 12 years of residence has been the standard.
Many celebrities and politicians are expressing their disappointment towards the Citizenship Amendment bill where as chief minister of Tamilnadu Mr. Edappadi Pazhaniswamy has supported it. This stand of the CM receiving severe criticism. Many have said that former chief minister Jayalalitha would not supported it is she is alive. It has been reported that senior AIADMK leader and Rajya Sabha MP A Navaneetha Krishnan told the media that their party will support the bill.
Actor Siddharth who has been voicing his opinion on political issues lately, took his official twitter account to slam the chief minister. In his tweet Siddharth wrote “Deeply ashamed that Edapadi Palanisamy represents my state and our people. Supporting the #CAB shows his true colours, his lack of integrity and his desperate need to remain powerful at any cost. You will all be held accountable. Enjoy your temp power till then. #IndiaRejectsCAB”
Here’s his tweet :
Deeply ashamed that Edapadi Palanisamy represents my state and our people. Supporting the #CAB shows his true colours, his lack of integrity and his desperate need to remain powerful at any cost. You will all be held accountable. Enjoy your temp power till then. #IndiaRejectsCAB— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 9, 2019
Followed by this he posted another tweet saying “Jayalalithaa would have never supported #CAB. How the #AIADMK has crashed in its ethos, in her absence!”
Apart from Siddharth, many others pointed out that Jayalalitha would have not endorsed the act. Check out some of their reactions here :
Tamil Nadu should reject BJP because it is using the AIADMK as a puppet after Jayalalitha’s death and hurting Tamil pride & Dravidian cause— Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) March 24, 2019
Telangana should reject BJP because it is attempting to play religious politics in the state
Tripura should reject BJP because of CAB
It's unimaginable that Palaniswami has turned so slavish that ADMK, Jayalalitha's party, supports CAB when SL Tamils, one of the most persecuted groups in the world are not included!— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) December 9, 2019
By listening to Shah, ADMK as a dravidian party is nearly dead in Tamil Nadu. #IndiaRejectsCAB https://t.co/2nPstwhpX5
Dear rest of India and my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters!— FPL Rebound (@Suresh_MUFC) December 10, 2019
We are really sorry, my spineless state govt #AIADMK has decided to support the #CAB but millions of Tamils like me are opposing the same.#IndiaRejectsCAB
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