MANGALDAI, Sept 5 � Members of different scribe bodies, non-political, student and youth organisations in Darrang district today staged a �Jail Bharo� programme here in protest against the arrest of Kokrajhar-based TV journalist Jaikholong Brahma. The programme was staged by the Electronic Media Association of Darrang.
The protesters assembled near the Press Club and took out a rally through the NH-15 to the District Jail gate. They were prevented by the police from entering the campus of the District Jail. In the presence of Executive Magistrate Nayanjyoti Pathak, the police arrested all of them. Later, they were released on bail.
Apart from the members of media organisations like AAPCU, Mangaldai Press Club, AAJU, Paschim Darrang Press Club, etc., leaders and members of several non-political organisations including Bhabesh Kakati, assistant general secretary, AJYCP, and the central executive member of the AASU, Manimoy Goswami also took part in the protest.
Later, on behalf of the Electronic Media Association of Darrang, a memorandum was sent to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner of Darrang, demanding the withdrawal of all �false and fabricated charges� against Brahma and his early release.
Tinsukia Correspondent adds: Under the aegis of the Tinsukia E-media Forum and with the cooperation of the Tinsukia District Journalists� Association and Tinsukia Press Club, a one-hour NH blockade programme was staged at Tinkonia in front of the Tinsukia Revenue Circle office on Friday in protest against the arrest of Kokrajhar-based journalist Jaikholong Brahma. The blockade programme was attended by representatives of other organisations like All Tai Ahom Students� Union, All Assam Mottock Students� Union, AJYCP, etc.
Traffic to and from Tinsukia was disrupted due to the blockade. The protesters also raised slogans against the Assam Police and the State Government.