New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, on Monday, targetted the protesting students and held them responsible for the unrest across the country.
He said that the universities are for research and not for raising Azadi slogans, adding that students of the prestigious universities of the country are bringing a bad name to the nation.
“Country has been burning for one month. Universities are meant for research but students are demanding ‘Azadi Bhai Azadi, Jinnah-wali azadi….are teri aisi ki taisi’. Such students demanding ‘Jinnah-wali azadi’ should be put behind bars ,” said Baba Ramdev.
He further added: “Those who are protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) don’t even know its full form,” as reported by Timesnownews.
Ramdev on Deepika Padukone
Meanwhile, he also took a dig at Padmaavat actor Deepika Padukone and said that she’s a great actor but will have to develop an understanding of the social and cultural issues. He said, “Deepika is a good actress but she will have to study to develop an understanding of social, cultural and political dimensions before making such moves and should appoint me as her advisor.”
Ramdev supports CAA
The yoga guru also expressed his support for the amended Citizenship Act and said that the Act is not going to snatch away anyone’s citizenship. He further said that it would only give citizenship to minorities suffering in other countries and give them a safe home. He further said that no country would like to have illegal citizens in their country and that the Act is going to serve as a filter to absorb people migrating to India from other countries.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) is an act that was passed in the Parliament on December 11, 2019. The 2019 CAA amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 allowing Indian citizenship for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian religious minorities who fled from the neighboring Muslim majority countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 2014 due to “religious persecution or fear of religious persecution”. However, the Act excludes Muslims.