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Rapper Raftaar criticises Citizenship Amendment Act during gig

The CAA seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian refugees from the neighbouring countries -- Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Published: 22nd December 2019 04:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2019 04:30 PM   |  A+A-

Raftaar (Photo | Instagram/raftaarmusic)

By IANS

MUMBAI: Rapper Raftaar has opened his show by strongly criticising the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), saying "No one will leave this country".

The CAA seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian refugees from the neighbouring countries -- Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Amid the anti-CAA protest in India, Raftaar said on stage on Saturday: "You can't ask me my religion when I come on stage to perform. Today I am being asked my religion to stay in this country. Everyone is like my brother and sister. And I am standing with them. No one will leave this country. Yeh Desh kisi ke baap ka nahi hai. We are one and here to enjoy, so let's begin the party."

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The audience roared in his support as he started his performance with the song "Dilli wali baatcheet". His show was part of the Bollywood Music Project.

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  • gdu_uor

    Definitely people are being misled for this law. It is not applicable to already existing indians it is for refugees who are coming to India from specifoed countries. No one can question us for our citizenship
    5 months ago reply
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