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Virat Kohli opines on Citizenship Amendment Act ahead of T20I match in Assam

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 January 2020, 17:06 IST
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli has stated that he will hold back from making any statement on the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA without having full knowledge on the issue. The CAA accelerate the process of giving citizenship to persecuted non Muslims from three adjacent countires.

"On the issue, I do not want to be irresponsible and speak on something that has, you know, radical opinions both sides. I need to have total information, total knowledge of what it means and what is going on and then be responsible to give my opinion on it," Mr Kohli told reporters in Guwahat.

The state of Assam has witnessed wide-reaching violence over the amended citizenship law. The dissenters say a large number of refugee turned citizens will in the long run add pressure on demography.

When reporters asked Kohli about the CAA, he said, "Because you can say one thing and then someone can say another thing, so I would not like to get involved in something that I don't have total knowledge of and it's not going to be responsible on my part to comment on it."

Previously, Virat Kohli had termed demonetisation as "greatest move in history of Indian politics".

Virat Kohli on security arrangements in Guwahati said, "The city is absolutely safe. We didn't see any problems on the roads”.

The Rapid Action Force has been deployed for the match. Assam Cricket Association (ACA) secretary Devajit Saikai has stated that people will not be allowed to bring handkerchiefs and towels on match dat as the traditional Assamese scarf was used for protests against the CAA, PTI reported.

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First published: 4 January 2020, 17:06 IST