Assam Government to talk with Anti-Dam protesters

By- Staff Reporter | Date- January 04, 2012

The protestors carrying out agitation activities to stop the construction of against Lower Subansiri dam project were called upon by the State Government of Assam for talks. As such, all ongoing agitations were suspended. The talks would be held by the Government with All Assam Students Union (AASU), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Takam Mising Porin Kebang, Asom Jatiyotabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), members of civil society and experts.

Government spokesman and Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi stated that the talks would be held on January 5 at the secretariat with the agitation leaders, civil society and experts. The agitating protestors have welcomed the move from the Government.

It is to be mentioned that anti-dam protests in north Assam has taken of late, a violent shape with regular clashes taking place at various places between the Police forces and anti-dam protestors.

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