'Bhupen Da is above politics': Sister-in-law after Hazarika's son refused to accept Bharat Ratna over Citizenship Bill

Media reports surfaced on Monday that Tez Hazarika, son of late Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika who was conferred Bharat Ratna posthumously, has refused to accept the honour to protest against the Citizenship Bill, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants in Assam and other border states. Now, Bhupen's sister-in-law Manisha Hazarika made it clear that the highest civilian honour is not snubbed by the entire family, and said that the Assamese singer always remained "above politics".