Nobel Laureate Ramakrishnan Is New CAA Critic, Comes Heavily On The Act

Publish On: 16 Dec, 2019 12:17 PM | Updated   |   Arnima  

New Delhi: While the nation is witnessing a confused situation between the support and opposition of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, there are some well known personalities now coming out in reaction to the newly made law of the country. Among critics of CAA, now structural biologist and Noble Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is the new critic of the Act. The Noble laureate has come down heavily on the newly amended act of the country stating that it is the politics of division.

Ramakrishnan is of the view that the implementation of this act is the divisive political role of the legislation and will leave all the muslims of India distinctly concerned. The government, however, had stated that the act is not anti-muslim and the minority community should not be afraid of it at any given day.

According to the noble laureate, CAA 2019 is a step towards the Sangh Parivar's idea of a nation. "The point is that it makes those 200 million Muslims, who live in India, feel as if somehow their religion is not as valid or as Indian as the others. That’s not a good recipe for harmony. India should not be competing with Pakistan or Afghanistan,” stated Ramakrishnan.

The 2009 Chemistry Nobel winner has said that he might not be the Indian citizen any more but he was born and brought up in India and thus, has a local standing for the betterment of the county. According to the Nobel winner, "a bill, which alienates a large section of the society, distracts from what should be a country's true goal." India should focus on removing poverty, lifting the economy and finding a solution to the problems of water and energy rather than discussing the Act that creates a feeling of insecurity in the minority community of the nation.

It is worth mentioning that speaking about his attachment to India Ramakrishnan said that he was born and brought up in the country and has been educated in India until the age of 19, all the way till his undergraduate degree at the MS University of Baroda. He was also the recipient of national science talent scholarship by the Government of India. Ramakrishnan had received Nobel in the field of Chemistry in year 2009.