'Ratnakar' actress Barsha Rani Bishaya on Saturday made an appeal to the people of the State to join the first-of-its-kind protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (or CAA) on Sunday in Guwahati city of Assam.
Sharing a video on social media, the actress who has been at the forefront of the anti-CAA agitation, said, "Women have played a key role in the agitation against the CAA alongside the menfolk", the actress added, "Assam does not want CAA -- the people of Assam want a permanent solution to the foreigner issue and they want their Assamese identity to be safeguarded..."
Barsha has informed that womenfolk -- including activists and stodents -- who have stood in opposition to the jati (nationhood) destroying CAA, have resolved to organize a protest against the CAA. "Tomorrow, on January 19, the protest will begin at 11 am from the Latashil playground and will culminate at the AEI field in Chandmari", the actress informed her viewers.
Walking talking to Inside Northeast, the ‘Ratnakar’ actress stated that amid the resentment of Assamese women against the controversial ‘CAA’, the Government must scrap the Bill-turned-Act in keeping with its policy of ‘Beti Bachao….Beti Padhao’ (Save Women…Educate Women).
“This Government rode to power with empowerment of women as one of its key poll planks. In fact, that was one of the Government’s first promises in its blueprint of development and ushering in of ‘achche din’. Thus, they should not disappoint the daughters of Assam. They should repeal the CAA”, Barsha told us, exhorting the Government to roll back the controversial legislation.
“It is necessary for us to continue the agitation against the Bill-turned-Act for the safeguarding of our indigenous identity”, Barsha stated, adding that without regional identity, the people of Assam will struggle to assert their rights and their identity, language, and culture will be in jeopardy.
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