JORHAT, June 25 � Protesting against the arrest of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi and demanding his unconditional release within 6 pm today, Priyada Gogoi, who is the aged mother of Akhil Gogoi, along with fellow villagers of five neighbouring villages has been conducting a 12-hour hunger strike at his birthplace at Lukhurakhon Gaon in Selenghat here today. The programme started at 6 am and is slated to come to an end at 6 pm.
The protesters have also resolved to carry out rigorous protest programmes like blocking the railway tracks and �thana gherao� unless the KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi is freed within 6 pm today.
The villagers also lit earthen lamps at naamghars praying for the immediate release of Akhil Gogoi.
On the other hand, the protesters burnt the effigy of the Government of Assam in front of the police and paramilitary forces deployed at the site.
Simultaneously, the 12-hour Assam bandh called by the KMSS was total and peaceful in entire Jorhat district. Government offices and business establishments in the town remained closed during the bandh hours. The roads wore a deserted look during the daytime today.
Likewise, at Teok and Titabor too the bandh was total and passed off peacefully.