DIBRUGARH, July 23 - The demand for unconditional release of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi by local organizations is gaining momentum in the district as a series of protests continues to be staged in different parts of the district.
Protests were staged in at least three separate locations in the district today in support of their demand for release of Akhil Gogoi and other issues.
The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiitee (KMSS) today formed a human chain on Mancotta Road from near Chowkidinghee intersection as a mark of protest against Sarbananda Sonowal-led State government for alleged unjustified arrest of their leader Akhil Gogoi.
Similar protest was also organized by the Chabua unit of the All Assam Mottock Students� Union on NH-37 in Chabua town. Besides their demand for the release of Akhil Gogoi, the student body also demanded revocation of the recent new land policy passed by the Sarbananda Sonowal-led cabinet, terming it to be anti-people of the State. They also condemned the State government for failing to check the price rise of commodities.
The Dikom unit of All Assam Mottock Students� Union also staged a protest against the new land policy of the State government by blocking NH-37 near Dikom. They also burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The student body too raised the issue of price rise and demanded release of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi.