Akhil Gogoi

Agitation against dams, land pact – Akhil Gogoi injured in police lathicharge

Agitation against dams, land pact – Akhil Gogoi injured in police lathicharge

By- Correspondent | Date- September 23, 2011 Advertisements Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) General Secretary Akhil Gogoi and several other activists were injured yesterday during a police lathicharge when the protests were being staged in front of Nagaon Deputy Commissioner’s office. The protests were being done as a part of the statewide agitation programme called […]

Blockade against NHPC – KMSS continuing from where AASU ended

Blockade against NHPC – KMSS continuing from where AASU ended

By- Correspondent| Date- September 18, 2011 Advertisements 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 […]

Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma vocal in support of Assam land to Bangladesh

Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma vocal in support of Assam land to Bangladesh

By- Correspondent| Date- September 15, 2011 Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, who is charge of the completion of the Assam Accord 1985, came strongly vocal in support of the Indo-Bangla land swap deal. Stating that this has actually led Assam to gain much more land than what it has conceded, the minister accused the Opposition parties […]

“We will give blood, not our land” – KMSS slogans against Assam Bangla land swap

“We will give blood, not our land” – KMSS slogans against Assam Bangla land swap

By- Correspondent| Date- September 14, 2011 Almost bringing back memories of the agitation in Assam during the 1960’s where youths protesting against crude oil of the state piped out to refinery at Barauni wrote with blood “Tez deem Tel nidiu” (we’ll give blood, we’ll not oil); protest banners stating “We will give blood, not our […]

Indian People’s win inspires Burmese Activists

Indian People’s win inspires Burmese Activists

By- Nava Thakuria Finally the Indian Parliament bowed down to listen to people’s voice on corruption and resolved to frame a strong anti-corruption legislation. Following a massive protest spread across the sub-continent led by Gandhian Anna Hazare, both houses of Indian Parliament have agreed to go for an effective Lokpal (ombudsman) to check corruption in […]

Land to Bangla, Turbines to dam site, ULFA camps attacked – Assam in high sensitive situation

Land to Bangla, Turbines to dam site, ULFA camps attacked – Assam in high sensitive situation

By- Correspondent | Date- September 11, 2011 First it was the land swap deal where Assam land was given away to Bangladesh to evoke anger and protest across the state. Now the movement of the turbines in ships across the Brahmaputra to the Dam site in Gerukamukh, which has been long protested by several organizations […]

When Northeast India rediscovered Tricolour

When Northeast India rediscovered Tricolour

By- Nava Thakuria When Gandhian Anna Hazare ended his hunger strike (after fasting for 12 full days) following Indian parliament’s resolution for a stronger anti-graft law, he himself said it was a half-victory. But nobody denied that millions of common Indians rallied behind him for a Jan Lokpal, and finally the law makers had to […]

Turbines to Subansiri site ferried by NHPC – Mega dam in the making

Turbines to Subansiri site ferried by NHPC – Mega dam in the making

By- Correspondent| Date- September 10, 2011 In spite of stiff opposition by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), has yesterday started ferrying the turbines of the project to the Gerukamukh site of the 2000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP). The turbines […]

Iron Lady clarifies to media allegations, says she admires Anna

Iron Lady clarifies to media allegations, says she admires Anna

By- Correspondent| Date- September 1, 2011 The Iron Lady from Manipur, human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu has expressed utter shock and clarified that she had never called Anna Hazare‘s movement as “artificial”.  This was clarified through a written statement from Sharmila to Just Peace Foundation (JPF), a Manipur based body promoting the Iron Lady’s […]

Anna Hazare next movement from NE, to meet Irom Sharmila – Akhil Gogoi

Anna Hazare next movement from NE, to meet Irom Sharmila – Akhil Gogoi

By- Correspondent | Date- August 30, 2011 One of the key members of Team Anna and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Akhil Gogoi has stated that Anna Hazare would soon be visiting Assam to start their next round of activities. This was stated by Mr. Gogoi while addressing a public gathering at Guwahati after returning […]