Karti Chidambaram, Congress MP from Sivaganga has urged Rajinikanth to speak about topical issues like CAA before he ventures to criticise Periyar.
Bengaluru: Is it necessary that you should speak on topical issues in order to talk about something that has had a great impact on people in the past?
Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram, a Congress MP from Sivaganga and more infamously known as an accused in the INX Media scam has issued a piece of advice to superstar Rajinikanth on his exposing Periyar on Lord Sri Rama and his wife Seeta’s idols being disrobed in the year 1971 at Salem.
Karti has said that Rajinikanth should about pressing issues like JNU and Kashmir instead of Periyar’s issues.
To judge a historical change maker by a few incidents or utterances is patently unfair. Periyar’s contribution to Tamil Nadu is humongous. @rajinikanth if so keen to enter into a public debate must start with his views on current issues. #CAAProtest #JNUattack #Kashmir etc— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) January 22, 2020
Rajinikanth had said on the 14th of January, “In 1971, at Salem, Periyar took out a rally in which undressed images of Lord Sri Ramachandramoorthy and Sita -with a garland of sandal-featured and no news outlet published it.”
While Karti urged the superstar to air his views on CAA, protests against the CAA have been taking place for months together now.
The protests have also been going on at Shaheen Bagh near New Delhi.
But these protests are needless as PM Modi and Union home minister have reiterated that CAA doesn’t apply to Indian citizens at all.
Not only at Shaheen Bagh, the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country have only proved emphatically that the participants have either not read the act fully or have wantonly abstained from reading, with the obvious intention of creating violence and vandalism in the society. Now, you can also add that fact that they are being bribed to take part in the protests.
All that the CAA does is to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who have been residing in India hitherto December 31, 2014. What is essentially a one-time offer to integrate the minorities socially and emotionally with India is being seen as a divisive and communal.
The Act enables around 32000 minority members to become citizens of India.
What is worse is how the anti-CAA protests have taken an anti-Hindu stance.
On Sunday, NCP MLA and Maharashtra minister of Housing Jitendra Awhad said that Muslims know the burial places of their ancestors as they bury them, while Hindus don’t know because they cremate them.
Today (January 22) the court refused to stay the Act while granting the centre four weeks’ time to respond to the petitioners allegations of the Act being religiously divisive.
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Last Updated Jan 22, 2020, 1:16 PM IST