Renowned Assamese actress Nishita Goswami on December 8th, 2019 said that she is with the people of Assam and reiterated her opposition to the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The Ratnakar actress also added that she is committed to protecting ‘jati, mati, bheti’ (identity, land and homeland) of the people of Assam.
“I am an Assamese and the daughter of the soil. Assam is my homeland and we need to work towards preserving our land. I am always going to stand by the people of the state without any compromise and fully committed to protecting the land,” she said while speaking to media in Azara.
“I have been opposing the Bill and even took part in the AASU’s protest earlier with my mother. I will always speak for the common man. I duly request the government to take a decision keeping in view of the emotion and sanctity of the people,” she added.
It may be mentioned that Assam is on the boil after the Union Cabinet on December 4th, 2019 gave a nod to the controversial Bill. Now the bill is all set to be tabled in the ongoing session of the Parliament.
The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and entered India.