KMSS activists held, released.
Guwahati (July 28, 2014)
The eighth day of hunger strike by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity
(KMSS) against transfer of agricultural land for non- agricultural
purposes, witnessed a scuffle between the police and protesters today
at Panbazar, resulting in the arrest of 30 KMSS activists including
its leader Akhil Gogoi.
According to police sources, the organization had obtained permission
for hunger strike by ten protesters, but around 50-60 members gathered
for a procession up to the DC office, without the necessary permission.
The protesters also broke the police barricade near the Cotton College
and blocked the traffic, the police said.
The arrested KMSS members were released after 6 pm.
On the other hand, the KMSS said that the procession was taken out
today after waiting for the government's response for a prolonged
period. The organization alleged that the police resorted to a barbaric
lathicharge on the protesters causing severe injuries to several of
According to a statement from the organization, from tomorrow, the
movement against transfer of agricultural land to the big corporate
houses would be started in a new form.
Courtesy: collect by VOA Team.