Noted author and feminist Taslima Nasreen said that 'many people do not know that Bangladesh was part of India'. 'And Bangladeshi people's language, culture, eating habits, foods, clothes, history etc. are all Indian', she recalled. The eating habits of West Bengal's people are similar to Bangladeshi people but different to the people of Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, she added. Perhaps this observation came about after Citizenship Amendment Act in India aims to fasttrack citizenship for persecuted minorities of three Islamic countries.