GUWAHATI: “When there are problems at our homes we (women) solve those. Now when the Assamese as a race is facing a crisis we will take the lead to overcome the same,” said noted writer Monalisa Saikia.
Assertive and bold words of Saikia set the mood of the all-women rally taken out in the city on Sunday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Women from different walks of life and ages braved the cold Sunday to hit the streets to register their protests against the contentious legislation.
Saikia said when the women are on roads the rulers should understand the intensity of the Assamese society’s resentment and anger against the CAA. “If we are homemakers, we can also lead the society. Come what may, we won’t take rest till the CAA is withdrawn,” she said.
Social worker Rani Gohain said the CAA will make the Assamese people foreigners on their own lands. She said Assam will become another Tripura in case the government goes ahead to enforce the CAA.
Actress Barasha Rani Bishaya said despite protests the present regimes in Delhi and Dispur are adamant and arrogant to go ahead with the Act. “But when the women are on roads it means something is seriously wrong with the society,” Barasha said.
Noted writer and activist Ratna Bharali Talukdar said when women are forced to leave their homes and hit the streets the society can hope to see better days. “We will continue our protests till the CAA is scrapped,” she said.
The women protestors took out the anti-CAA rally from historic Latasil field to Assam Engineering Institute playground at Chandamari.