Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela

Global technology giant Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela on Monday expressed his voice against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019.

Microsoft CEO Nadela said he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant help create the next unicorn in the country or become the CEO of Infosys.

Microsoft CEO Nadella said this while speaking to editors at a Microsoft event in Manhattan where he was asked to comment on the 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,” editor-in-chief of
Buzzfeed News Ben Smith quoted Nadela in a tweet as saying.

Later, in a statement tweeted by Microsoft India from its official handle, Nadella said: “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 statement further added.

The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre issued a Gazette notification stating that the CAA has come into force from January 10, 2020.

According to CAA, persons belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who came to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh till December 31, 2014, would be granted Indian citizenship.

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