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Tamil Superstar Vijay Calls Citizenship Law CAA “Unacceptable”

‘Thalapathy’ Vijay had introduced a brand new political get together final month. (File)


CAA Guidelines: Tamil celebrity Vijay on Monday referred to as the Citizenship (Modification) Act “unacceptable” and referred to as on the Tamil Nadu authorities to not permit its implementation within the state.

The CAA goals to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities from three neighbouring nations. The regulation got here into impact yesterday following a gazette notification by the central authorities.

Vijay, who introduced a brand new political get together Tamizha Vetri Kazhagam final month, mentioned in a press launch that the CAA is being carried out as a result of “divisive politics”.

“A regulation just like the Citizenship (Modification) Act, 2019 just isn’t acceptable in an setting the place residents of the nation reside with social concord. The Tamil Nadu authorities should guarantee that they won’t implement the regulation within the state,” he mentioned.

Vijay’s TVK get together is not going to contest the Lok Sabha polls regardless of his political plunge forward of the elections. He has introduced that the 2026 Meeting polls in Tamil Nadu will probably be his get together’s first electoral innings.

Echoing related views, one other South star, Kamal Haasan, accused the federal government of attempting to divide individuals and destroy the concord of India earlier than elections. 

“In its desperation to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP Authorities has hurriedly notified the Citizenship Modification Act, on the eve of the elections. The timing of the notification is extra questionable, contemplating the Supreme Court docket is figuring out the constitutional validity of this regulation,” mentioned Mr Haasan.

Mr Haasan mentioned his outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has “unwaveringly opposed the Act, legally and politically” and was the primary get together to problem the CAA within the Supreme Court docket. “Those that attempt to divide our residents on the idea of faith, language, and caste will get a actuality verify within the upcoming elections,” he added.

MNM will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in an alliance with the DMK.

Underneath the CAA, the centre can grant citizenship to individuals belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, Jain, or Christian communities – from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan – who got here to India on or earlier than December 31, 2014 to flee from spiritual persecution. This exempts Muslims and Sri Lankan Tamil refugees.

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