New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said that her daughter Sana's alleged Instagram post related to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is "not true".
Ganguly also said that his daughter is too young to know anything about politics and she should be left alone.
"Please keep Sana out of all these issues ... this post is not true ... she is too young a girl to know about anything in politics," Ganguly tweeted.
Please keep Sana out of all this issues .. this post is not true .. she is too young a girl to know about anything in politics
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 18, 2019
On Tuesday, a snapshot of an Instagram story from the 18-year-old Sana's account was widely circulated among media outlets. Ganguly's daughter had shared an excerpt from Khushwant Singh's book 'The End of India' and many publications labelled this post as a remark against the CAA.
After Ganguly rubbished that her daughter's tweet was related to the CAA, Twitter went abuzz with responses to his tweet. Here are a few key reactions from politicians:
My dear friend Sourav Ganguly was not scared of Glen McGrath or Curtly Ambrose or Wasim Akram. He is scared of Amit Shah. — Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) December 19, 2019
— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) December 19, 2019
Sir, you should be proud of her for saying the right thing. "Young girls" have as much a right to be political as old people.
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) December 18, 2019
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, and who entered India on or before 31 December, 2014.
With inputs from ANI
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The prime minister's visit, however, witnessed protests by anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests at several places in the state
Speaking at the Vijay Sankalp Samaroh rally, Shah alleged that the Congress and Badruddin Ajmal (of the AIUDF), if they come to power, would "open all gates to welcome infiltrators as they constitute their vote bank".
In Guwahati, police barricaded the AASU headquarters 'Swahid Bhawan' and did not allow the protesters to move, but the students' body staged their protest behind the barriers