Addressing the students of PSG College of Arts and Science in Coimbatore, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that it has now become a fashion for some countries to comment on India's internal affairs.
He said "It has become a fashion to comment on our affairs. But we tell these countries that you manage yours, and we will manage ours." He added that "this is truer of few Western countries that are never tired of talking Kashmir or Citizenship Amendment Act."
He urged the students to read, be well informed and take a decision while highlighting the fact that the CAA had nothing to do with Indian citizens and that all it seeks to do is to fast track the process of obtaining citizenship for persecuted minorities of the three countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The Vice President's comments come in the light of the recent remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the National Assembly (Parliament) of Pakistan.
He mentioned that many do not read and know what exactly the Act seeks to do. He said, "Nothing is wrong in a democracy. You can stage demonstrations. You can protest. You can speak against injustice. You can speak against the government. But, allow others to speak as well."
"Anybody who is encouraging violence is doing it at the cost of the nation," he said.