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'It's Just Bad,' Satya Nadella Says About CAA

The India Print 2020-01-14 14:36:26

Satya Nadella, the CEO of yank multinational technology Microsoft Corporation, on Monday said he hoped that each single immigrant who is given the status of being a citizen of the country under the newly amended Citizenship Amendment Act, which has caused tons of furore across the country, may aspire for a prosperous future and equally benefit the society and economy.

Nadella, during a statement, said, "Every country will and will define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that's something that the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds."

"I'm shaped by my Indian heritage, growing up during a multicultural India and my immigrant experience within the us . 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 therefore the economy at large," he added within the first-ever reaction from an enormous tech CEO on India's citizenship debate.

Nadella, an Indian immigrant within the US who now heads the American tech giant, however, called the new legislation "bad and sad" in an interview with Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith.

In a tweet, Ben said: Asked Microsoft CEO @satyanadella about India's new Citizenship Act. (He said) i feel what's happening is gloomy ... It's just bad... i might like to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who involves India and creates subsequent unicorn in India or becomes subsequent CEO of Infosys.

India, for over a month now, has witnessed protests and counter-protests after the govt passed that permits persecuted refugees, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians but not Muslims, who came here on or before New Year's Eve , 2014, from three neighbouring countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan) to hunt citizenship of the country.