JORABAT, March 17 - Even as the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act-2019 agitation is believed to have lost momentum in Assam, four persons have adopted a unique way to highlight their demand for immediate release of jailed peasant leader Akhil Gogoi and for his proper medical treatment, besides demanding scrapping
of the contentious legislation.
Pintu Gogoi, Hirakjyoti Saikia, Pranjal Borah and Jatin Phukan, who started their �Save Assam� walk on March 9 from Golaghat district, reached Guwahati today.
The four Akhil supporters said they will meet their leader at the Guwahati Jail tomorrow. Gogoi, booked by the National Investigation Agency under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, has reportedly been unwell for some weeks.
The supporters, while talking to The Assam Tribune, dismissed the allegations about Gogoi having Maoist links.
�This is completely false. Akhil Gogoi has never been involved with Maoists. This is a ploy to suppress the people�s uprising, as Gogoi has been continuously raising his voice for the people of Assam,� they maintained.