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Assam artistes launch website, FB page, Twitter to help anti-CAA agitations go digital

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Feb 2020 3:13 AM GMT

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI: On behalf of the people of Assam, popular singer Zubeen Garg and actress Barsha Rani Bishaya have digitalized the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) agitation in the State with the launch of a website – with a Facebook page assamagainstcaa and a tweeter page assamagainstcaa.

Addressing a press conference at Guwahati Press Club on Thursday, Garg said, “This is a new initiative that will let everything related to the anti-CAA agitation in the State and elsewhere to be updated in the relevant pages. Everybody can be a member of the website after registering his/her name in it. We did protest the proposed visit of the Prime Minister to Assam during the recent Khelo India. Even now, we’re protesting the proposed visit of the Prime Minister to Kokrajhar on February 7. There was a protest against the proposed visit at Nalbari on Thursday. Our protest continues. We’ll continue to protest the Prime Minister’s visit to the State. The 2021 Assembly election is still far away. It’s difficult to say now as to which party we’ll vote for. Right now we just want to get the CAA repealed. This website will bridge the communication gaps among those opposing the contentious Act.”

Barsh Rani Bishaya said, “Social media is the strongest medium to reach out to people. All those protesting the CAA can upload their photos of their anti-CAA rallies in the pages. Since all agitators have mobile phones, they can upload pictures of their protests against the Act.”

On the exemption of areas under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution and Inner Line Permit from the CAA, Bishaya said, “It’s a cunning politics. A foreigner after getting Indian citizenship will go anywhere and everywhere. A troller will keep trolling. We won’t have to be on their trail. We need to focus on our goal.”

On the holding of the Filmfare Awards 2020 function in Guwahati, she said, “It’s well and good that such an event is going to be held in Guwahati. It’ll certainly help showcase the State in rest of India and abroad. However, I’m not going to take part in this event because of the adamant attitude of the government to the two-month-long anti-CAA movement in the State.” Actor Ravi Sarma said, “Forgetfulness is a trade mark of the Assamese. We’ve launched the website that’ll keep us reminding our protest against the CAA. People from all corners of the globe will keep us updating on the CAA. This the most trusted page to connect people.” Garima Saikia Garg and Manas Robin also spoke against the CAA at the press meet.

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