'No one will leave this country': Rapper Raftaar slams CAA at his Mumbai gig

You can't ask me my religion when I come on stage to perform, stated Raftaar while asserting that this country belongs to no one community in particular. 

author_img Heena K Published :  23rd December 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  23rd December 2019 12:00 AM


Mumbai, Dec 23: Rapper Raftaar, who was performing in Mumbai over the weekend, opened his show by strongly criticising the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian refugees from the neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Stating that 'No one will leave this country', Raftaar said on stage, "You can't ask me my religion when I come on stage to perform. Today I am being asked my religion to stay in this country. Everyone is like my brother and sister. And, I am standing with them. No one will leave this country. Yeh Desh kisi ke baap ka nahi hai. We are one and here to enjoy, so let's begin the party."

The audience roared in his support as he started his performance with the song 'Dilli wali baatcheet'. His show was part of the Bollywood Music Project.