'Assam Bandh' on December 30 in Demand of Akhil Gogoi's Release

'Assam Bandh' on December 30 in Demand of Akhil Gogoi's Release

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Guwahati, December 27, 2019:

An Assam 'bandh' that was earlier scheduled to be observed today, has been delayed till December 30 because of a number of examinations scheduled for today. Friday's 'bandh' was called by Krishak Shramik Unnayan Parishad (KSUP) and seven other organisations.

The 'bandh' has been called with the demand for the release of prominent RTI activist and Akhil Gogoi, who was arrested earlier this month, and the scrapping of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. Gogoi has now been sent to 14-days judicial custody.

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KSUP president Pradip Kalita has stated that the 'bandh' has been postponed for the benefit of the students, after it came to be known that many examinations have been scheduled for today.

It may be mentioned here that the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader was flown in on Wednesday from New Delhi in a discreet manner and two teams of the NIA officials raided Gogoi’s residence in Guwahati’s Chandmari and Gandhibasti areas respectively.

The officials seized files related to government activities such as the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), a private channel owned by a politician and RTI, besides PAN Card, passbook and other bank details.

Meanwhile, the clamour for Gogoi's release, who was a prominent leader of the anti-CAA brigade, is growing louder with each passing day. Students from Universities across the nation are also demanding the immediate and unconditional release of the leader. In Assam, the demand for Gogoi's release has been reiterated by several prominent leaders and politicians, who have claimed that his incarceration is an attempt to silence the voices against the CAA.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Dec 27, 2019