Satya Nadela tones down CAA agitations, says 'hope immigrants help society and economy'
New Delhi : One day after he tagged the current situation in India because of CAA as 'sad', Satya Nadela's company released a little less harsh statement, conveying his optimism for the betterment of society and economy with the inclusion of immigrants under the new law.
Talking about the importance of having a policy to protect borders, Nadella said that every country is bound to define borders and set an immigration policy accordingly.
"Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds. I’m shaped by my Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and my immigrant experience in the US. My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefiting Indian society and the economy at large,” said the statement issued by Nadella.
Earlier, sharing his views over the protests across the nation over CAA, Satya Nadella tweeted terming the situation as "sad".
"I think what is happening is sad... It's just bad.... I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or becomes the next CEO of Infosys," Nadella, speaking to editors at a Microsoft event said, reported Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith.
Asked Microsoft CEO @satyanadella about India's new Citizenship Act. "I think what is happening is sad... It's just bad.... I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or becomes the next CEO of Infosys" cc @PranavDixit— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) January 13, 2020
Historian Ramchandra Guha, who has opposed the new citizenship law, welcomed Nadella's remarks.
The CAA was passed by the Parliament on December 11. According to the law, all migrants from the neighbouring nation who had moved to India before 2015 and are members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities will be given Indian citizenship so that they can avail the basic benefits for peaceful living in India.
A section of people have called the law discriminatory for the Muslims and have been protesting all across the nation.