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KMSS protest in Dibrugarh

By Staff correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Oct 10 � Continuing with its protest against construction of mega dams at the site of Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project and land swap deal with Bangladesh, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) led by its general secretary Akhil Gogoi today led a mass procession from the Old Government�s High School ground here to DC Court, demanding immediate halt to the construction.

Over two thousand KMSS activists, marched to the DC Court with banners and placards and shouted anti-government slogans to register their protest. Police initially thwarted the procession near the exit of the Old Government�s High School ground, where the KMSS activists had assembled before taking to city streets, but allowed them later after Aditional Deputy Commissioner Farid Ahmed and Sub Divisional Officer (Sadar) Bhaskar Pegu intervened.

Akhil Gogoi addressed the protesters before submitting a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the district administration. The KMSS leader highlighted the possible threat from the upcoming mega dams and criticised the Tarun Gogoi-led government for their alleged apathy towards the common people. Akhil also slammed Chief Minister Gogoi for ceding land to the Bangladesh, stating that the deal is unacceptable and should be revoked.

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KMSS protest in Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH, Oct 10 � Continuing with its protest against construction of mega dams at the site of Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project and land swap deal with Bangladesh, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) led by its general secretary Akhil Gogoi today led a mass procession from the Old Government�s High School ground here to DC Court, demanding immediate halt to the construction.

Over two thousand KMSS activists, marched to the DC Court with banners and placards and shouted anti-government slogans to register their protest. Police initially thwarted the procession near the exit of the Old Government�s High School ground, where the KMSS activists had assembled before taking to city streets, but allowed them later after Aditional Deputy Commissioner Farid Ahmed and Sub Divisional Officer (Sadar) Bhaskar Pegu intervened.

Akhil Gogoi addressed the protesters before submitting a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the district administration. The KMSS leader highlighted the possible threat from the upcoming mega dams and criticised the Tarun Gogoi-led government for their alleged apathy towards the common people. Akhil also slammed Chief Minister Gogoi for ceding land to the Bangladesh, stating that the deal is unacceptable and should be revoked.