Rajinikanth supports CAA, NPR

Superstar Rajinikanth today extended his support to CAA and NPR, while maintaining that he would be the first to give voice if the interests of Muslims are affected.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, he said the law was designed to help persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries and poses no threat to Muslims in India.

He also asked students to think deep before jumping to protest on any issue. He urged for dual citizenship for Sri Lankan Tamils.

Rajinikanth also said some political parties are instigating protests over CAA and NPR for political gains. NPR is needed to know who are from which country, he added.

He also said he would respond to summon issued by the Justice Aruna Jegadeesan Commission probing the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests.

It summoned Rajinikanth to appear before it on February 25 for a deposition. The actor had asserted that anti-socials, who had intruded into the protest, had triggered violence during the agitation that ultimately culminated in police firing in which 13 persons were killed.