Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on anti-Muslim CAA; ‘What is happening is sad… It’s just bad’

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made a hard-hitting statement on the anti-Muslim amended Citizenship Act saying that ‘what is happening is sad.’

A reporter working for Buzzfeed website quoted Nadella as saying, “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.”

The stunning reaction from the Indian-born Microsoft CEO has evoked strong reactions from journalists and historians on social media.








Nadella was speaking to editors at a Microsoft event in Manhattan on Monday morning.

His comments evoked angry reactions from the usual suspects in the Hindutva gang with known right-wing social media users targeting Nadella for his criticism of the controversial act. Soon Microsoft India issued a statement, which read, “Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something that 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 United States. My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefitting Indian society and the economy at large.”


“Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something that 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 United States. My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefitting Indian society and the economy at large.”


The BJP government’s decision to enact the amended Citizenship Act has resulted in countrywide protests. The government has also faced criticism from its supporters with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking the central government to rethink the CAA.

CAA provides automatic citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants. Analysts say that the act will be used to drive millions of Muslim Indian citizens stateless after the Centre’s Narendra Modi government introduces the preparation of the National Register of Citizens also known as NRC.

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  1. It seems every single so-called celebrity from political or nonpolitical background in India is busy now a days to harness seriousness of the issues affecting our nation for personal gratification irrespective of its ramifications..

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