Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a comment on the CAA amid the row of protests happening across the country. Microsoft India later posted a nuanced statement clarifying his comment.
Among the row of protests happening in the country over the government issuing the Citizenship Amendment Act, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a comment on CAA which created a stir on the internet. Ben Smith quoted him and later shared the complete interview on his Twitter page.
Asked Microsoft CEO @satyanadella about India's new Citizenship Act. "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" cc @PranavDixit
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) January 13, 2020
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) January 14, 2020
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This statement comes at a time when hundreds are protesting against the act calling it unconstitutional. In one of the meetings held in Manhattan for the editors and Microsoft, Microsoft CEO shared his thoughts over the new act after being asked by Buzzfeed’s editor-in-chief about the same. The statement received both negative and positive response from the people on Twitter. However, after the tweet went viral, Microsoft India shared a nuanced statement on Twitter.
Statement from Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft pic.twitter.com/lzsqAUHu3I
— Microsoft India (@MicrosoftIndia) January 13, 2020
The Citizenship Amendment Act came into effect on January 10th, 2020 and as per the law Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afganistan will become eligible for Indian citizenship if they have come to India on or before December 31st, 2014.