Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella voiced concern about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Monday, saying what’s going on is “sad” and he’d love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant build the next unicorn in India.
His comments came as he spoke to editors at a Manhattan Microsoft event where he was asked about the contentious issue of CAA granting citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
“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 states as saying by Ben Smith, the Editor-in-Chief of New York-base BuzzFeed News.
Satya Nadella Talks About the Countries Situation
In a statement issued by Microsoft India, 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 shape 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. Also, lead a multinational corporation benefiting Indian society and the economy at large”.
Last week, the Center issued a gazette notification announcing that since January 10, 2020, the CAA came into effect. Parliament adopted the CAA on December 11. According to the law, representatives of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian groups. They migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until 31 December 2014. This is due to religious persecution not consider as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.