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Blockade against NHPC – KMSS continuing from where AASU ended

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Akhil Gogoi

By- Correspondent| Date- September 18, 2011

First it was the All Assam Students Union (AASU) who carried out a week long agitation programme at Lakhimpur and Dhemaji district, blocking the movement of construction materials to the lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) mega dam site at Gerukamukh. The blockade ended pn 17th September.

Now it is the Akhil Gogoi led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) who continuing the same blockade to movement of the construction materials to the dam site. The KMSS, as announced earlier, has been doing so from the same day AASU ended their blockade on Saturday, 17th; in short KMSS carrying on from where AASU ended.  

The continuous agitation programmes have been reported to have created major losses to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and NHPC has sought the intervention of the administration regarding the same. On the other hand, the KMSS has urged the media not to publish any report or news of NHPC and thereby to boycott them completely.

It is to be mentioned that that Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), AJYCP and AASU had been leading strong rallies across the state protesting the land swap and construction of the mega dams at lower Subansiri. The strikes and protests have been supported by majority of organizations including citizen forums and even insurgent groups such as the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

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Blockade against NHPC – KMSS continuing from where AASU ended

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