Protest held in Lakhimpur demanding Akhil Gogoi's release
Protest held in Lakhimpur demanding Akhil Gogoi's release. Image: Northeast Now

Demanding Akhil Gogoi‘s immediate release, people in large numbers gathered in front of the North Lakhimpur District Commissioner (DC)’s office on Thursday and staged a protest demonstration.

The protest was organised organized by Lakhimpur unit of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS)in association with its students’ wing Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti (CMSS).

“Release Akhil Gogoi and Dharjya Konwar immediately,” the protesters demanded.

The peasant leader was arrested from a house in Jorhat on December 12 evening.

Gogoi was produced in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Guwahati on Thursday.

The NIA had levelled charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA].

He was later sent to 14-day judicial custody by the NIA court.

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was also held on Thursday in various places in North Lakhimpur under the aegis of Ghilamara unit of AASU.

People from all walks of life participated in the various anti-CAA rallies organised in the district.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com