Superstar Rajinikanth Rajinikanth on Wednesday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not against Muslims. If any Muslim is affected he will lead the protests, he said.
"CAA is not against Muslims. Muslims will not be affected. If it affects them, I will come out and lead the protests," Superstar told reporters outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai.
"Muslims cannot be sent away. Those Muslims, who wanted to go to Pakistan during partition, had left. Those, who believed this is their motherland, stayed back," Rajinikanth said. There is an attempt by some to create confusion, he added.
"Some political parties are misleading people about CAA. Students should not allow themselves to be misguided by parties. They should fully understand an issue, before jumping into protests," he said.
Rajinikanth said NPR is "essential" to check the presence of foreigners. "It was an exercise undertaken by the Congress in 2011, it was done in 2015 and also now. But, NRC has not yet been implemented. Only discussion is on," he said.
As for Sri Lankan refugees, Rajinikanth said, they should be given dual citizenship. "All the Sri Lankan refugees staying in Tamil Nadu should be provided with dual citizenship," he said.
Rajinikanth also said that he is an honest tax payer and has not indulged in any illegal trade practice. He was responding to a question regarding his submission to Income Tax authorities that he had lent money to a few people for interest.
The actor said, he has not yet received any summons to appear before a Commission inquiring into the firing against Sterlite protestors in Tuticorin in 2018.