Silicon Valley, January 14: Microsoft India has released an official statement from the Indian-origin head of the company, Satya Nadela after his comments on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) went viral on Monday. The statement reads "Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something people and their government will debate and define within those bounds."
"I’m shaped by my Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and my immigrant experience in the United States. My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefitting Indian society and the economy at large". Satya Nadella on CAA: 'What's Happening is Sad...Would Love to See Bangladeshi Immigrant as Next Infosys CEO'
Nadella, on being asked on his views over the CAA, said that he is "sad" over what is currently happening in India. The top tech wizard stressed on valuing talented immigrants. His comments came while speaking to editors at a Microsoft event in Manhattan where he was asked about the issue of CAA.
Commenting on the contentious matter, US-based portal Buzzfeed quoted him as saying, "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."
Check official statement from Microsoft India :
Statement from Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft pic.twitter.com/lzsqAUHu3I
— Microsoft India (@MicrosoftIndia) January 13, 2020
There have been widespread protests across the nation against CAA. In a gazette notification, Centre announced that the CAA came into effect from January 10, 2020. The CAA was passed by Parliament on December 11.