NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Jan 2 � The anti-dam movement activists led by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and its associate organisations resumed their blockade against NHPC in North Lakhimpur for an indefinite period from today.
The KMSS and its associate organisations like MMK, AATASU, AADSU, AAMSU and AJYCP blocked movement of construction materials meant for NHPC�s dam site at Gerukamukh after a gap of two days on NH-52 at Ghagar Nagar in North Lakhimpur today.
Similarly, the All Assam Students� Union and 13 other organisations started their blockade against the NHPC on NH-52 at Kakoi Chariali in North Lakhimpur from today. The AASU yesterday made it clear that they would stage a complete blockade on movement of NHPC�s construction materials across the State to make them come to the negotiating table to resolve the impasse on the mega dam on river Subansiri at Gerukamukh. Both these blockades led by the KMSS and AASU stalled the movements of vehicles carrying materials and construction goods of NHPC in North Lakhimpur.
Our Staff Reporter from Guwahati adds: The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and 26 organizations representing different ethnic groups have extended the blockade against movement of materials for the Lower Subansiri project for a period of three more days with effect from today.
The AASU and 26 organizations have been demanding that construction of all mega dams in the highly seismic zone including the Subansiri project should be stopped as per the recommendations of experts.
The AASU and 26 organizations also created observation centres at different parts of the State from today to keep watch on the movement of the materials for the Subansiri dam project. The AASU, in a release, said that the observation centres have been set up at Kake in Lakhimpur district, Bishwanath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Bebezia in Nagaon, Bhebarghat in Darrang, Rangiya in Kamrup (Rural), Tihu in Nalbari, Patacharkuchi in Barpeta , Patiladoha in Bongaigaon, Golokganj in Dhubri, Dudhnoi in Goalpara and Jagiroad in Morigaon district.
The release said that the observation centres would function for three days.
Representatives from the AASU and 26 organizations would meet again in Guwahati on January 4 to decide the future course of action.