Hyderabad: Hyderabad: Actor Prakash Raj is known for expressing every character with nuance on the silver screen. And when it comes to expressing his thoughts on national issues, the actor is not one to mince his words. Supporting the protests against CAA, Prakash Raj addressed a large crowd who had gathered at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park in Hyderabad. 

With the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) surging across the country, even film actors have begun to speak out. Speaking at an event organised by Young India in Hyderabad, the actor said, “Protesting is our right, but illiterates like Modi won’t understand that. He says that he has a degree in political science but says ‘Kaagaz Nahi Dikhayenge”. Actually, Modi and Hitler are one and the same person. We have been fooled once by demonetisation, but not any more. We won’t show our papers.”

Fuming at the BJP government, the film actor went on to say that Modi is living by the money of the citizens and he needs to be held accountable for that. “The suits that Modi wears is from our money. The tours that he goes on is from our money. We don’t need big statues made with crores of money. We need our basic facilities, and that is ignored by this government.”

He further added that if the government wants to make a Register, why don’t they go on to make a National Register of unemployment. “This is the government that has implemented NRC in Assam. If they want to make a Register, let them make one that documents the number of unemployed in the country. Let them develop this country first.”

He concluded the speech by extending his solidarity with the CAA protests in the country. “I am with you. We won’t allow this govt to change the constitution. Let this struggle continue, non-violently, and I am with you all through the way,” said the actor.

Amritha Mohan

Amritha Mohan is a reporter at the NewsMeter. Shortly after completing her Master's in Communication at the University of Hyderabad, she began teaching courses on media and culture as a guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. Amritha has previously interned with news organisations such as Greater Kashmir and Newslaundry. A lover of travel and photography, she spends most of her time planning road trips to the North-East. Nothing makes her happier than a green turf and a team to play football with. She primarily reports on education, tech, human-interesting and critical features.

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