Microsoft CEO voices concern over CAA

Microsoft's Indian-origin Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella voiced concern over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying what is happening is 'sad'.

He added that he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn in India.

"I think what is happening is sad... It is 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," Nadella was quoted as saying by Ben Smith, the Editor-in-Chief of New York-based 'BuzzFeed News'.

In a statement issued by Microsoft India, Nadella said: "Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something that the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds.”

"I am 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," Nadella added.