Tamil Nadu Jamathul Ulama Sabai (TNJUS) members met superstar Rajinikanth in Chennai on Sunday and apprised him of issues Muslims would face due to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and the f (NRC).
President of Tamil Nadu Jamatul Ulama Sabai P.A. Khaja Mohinudeen Baqavi said they decided to meet the actor as they felt he was aware of the impact of CAA, NPR and NRC.
He said the actor received them well and spoke to them for more than an hour. They spoke to the actor about their concerns and explained to him the issue. Baqavi said by the end of the meeting, the actor “offered all his support in his might to help peace return.”
The meeting comes in the backdrop of the popular actor recently saying that he will oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) if it affects Muslims.
“I said if Muslims are affected by the CAA, I will stand for them. The Central government has clarified that they have not implemented NRC, there is no point in creating confusion over it. Protests should not turn violent,” said Rajinikanth.
Haj Association leader Abu Backer met actor Rajinikanth at his residence on Saturday. Backer, who is a family friend of the superstar, termed the meeting as a courtesy call and said Rajinikanth is well-informed of Citizenship law and he will stand by the Muslim community.
Speaking to reporters, he said, “It was a courtesy meeting with Rajinikanth. He has been a family friend for over 40 years. He presided my younger daughter’s marriage. Rajinikanth sir doesn’t see any religious differences, the media, public and 130 crore Muslims know that.
We spoke about all the current Issues for an hour, he particularly discussed the Citizenship law. A few weeks ago, he said if Muslims face any trouble he will be the first person to stand up for them, those words are strongly registered in the hearts of Muslims.
He also raised his voice recently against the Delhi violence, I thanked him for all those.”