Kamal Haasan meets agitating Madras university students, promises ‘voicing’ their views

Expressing solidarity with the protesting students of Madras University against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan Wednesday visited the varsity premises and assured them that he would continue to raise their voices

Kamal Haasan meets agitating Madras university students, promises ‘voicing’ their views
Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Today Live News Updates: Expressing solidarity with the protesting students of Madras University against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan Wednesday visited the varsity premises and assured them that he would continue to raise their voices. “Till I die, I will call myself a student, I have come here in that capacity to be their defender. I will keep voicing whether or not I have started a party and now that I have started a party it becomes my duty to be here,” Haasan said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today, leading a rally against the amended Citizenship Act, urged Home Minister Amit Shah to ensure the “country does not burn over the citizenship law”. She was part of the rally which was from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade in Kolkata for the third consecutive day, after holding two protest marches in north and south Kolkata on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

The new law grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Jains and Parsis who entered the country from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014. It has become controversial largely because it excludes Muslims. Petitioners have argued that the act is unconstitutional in that it classifies immigrants on the basis of religion.

Source : The Indian Express