INDIA (GN): Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has spoken out about India’s controversial new citizenship law. The India-born executive said what is happening is “sad” and he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant succeed in the country’s technology industry. His comments come amid ongoing, sometimes violent, protests against the law. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been criticised as it is seen as discriminating against Muslims. Speaking at a Microsoft event for editors in New York, Mr Nadella said: “I think what is happening is sad, primarily as sort of someone who grew up there... I think it’s just bad,” according to BuzzFeed. “I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or becomes the next CEO of Infosys,” he said. Mr Nadella grew up in Hyderabad - India’s technology hub - but is now an American citizen. Soon afterwards Microsoft India issued a statement quoting Mr Nadella where he reiterates his hope for “an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up”.But adds that “every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly.” In December, Rahul Bajaj, a leading Indian businessman, told an awards function in the western city of Mumbai that people were afraid to criticise the ruling Narendra Modi-led BJP government and there was an “atmosphere of fear”. Home Minister, Amit Shah, who was present at the function, said there was “no need to fear about anything”.