Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti

Death due to self-immolation protest for Land Rights – Serious Questions on KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi Govt

Death due to self-immolation protest for Land Rights – Serious Questions on KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi Govt

In a violent and tragic day for Assam, Pranab Bodo, a 43-year-old man and an activist of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) for the last 10 years today self-immolated as a part of the agitation demanding land rights for 85,000 families living in and around Guwahati. Bodo, who is a carpenter by profession, was […]

Blow on Farmers of Assam – How long to remain SILENT

Blow on Farmers of Assam – How long to remain SILENT

By- Priyankan Goswami Advertisements For a state that earns more than one third of its income from and employs more than 65% workforce in agriculture, all of what is written below based on facts and figures being reported in different media, is disastrous news. Even on the same day when Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi boasted […]

20,000 Assamese people vows as Medha Patkar joins Anti-Dam movement

By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 24, 2012 The anti-dam movement in Assam took a booster yesterday with National Activist Medha Patkar, of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) fame joining in and addressing a huge mass gathering against the construction of big dams in the region. Patkar, addressing a mammoth public rally at Sauldhuaghat in Lakhimpur […]

People of Assam betrayed by State Govt – Akhil Gogoi

By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 18, 2012 The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has come down heavily on the Group of Ministers (Gom) appointed by the Assam State Government and accused it of betraying the wishes of the people of Assam by agreeing to continue the construction of the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project […]

NHPC and Assam Govt to talk about Dam issue today

By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 16, 2012 National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) officials would be meeting the Group of Ministers (GoM) this morning at the Assam Secretariat to hold a crucial round of talks regarding the construction of the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydro-Electric Project at Gerukamukh. The Group of Ministers (GoM) has had meetings […]

Insult and Public Apology by NHPC to Anti-Dam groups

By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 14, 2012 The much awaited talks scheduled to be held yesterday between the National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) and eight organizations led by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on the issue of Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project was abruptly cancelled, leading to huge dissatisfaction and outcry from the protesting […]

Police Firing on Anti-dam protestors – 10 injured in Assam

The same day when NHPC declared the expert committee’s report on Lower Subansiri Mega Dam invalid, 10 anti-dam protestors were injured in Police firing in Assam. By- Staff Reporter | Date- January 14, 2012 The dual policy of the Assam state Government was evident yesterday evening at around 7:30 PM when police opened fire on […]

Crucial Talks on Anti-Dam Movement Today

Crucial Talks on Anti-Dam Movement Today

By- Staff Reporter | Date- January 05, 2012 The crucial rounds of talks between the organisations protesting the construction of the Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project at Gerukamukh and Group of Ministers (GoM) from Assam Government would be take place today. The Assam government had earlier invited eight different organizations carrying out anti-dam agitations. These include […]

Anti dam protest gets violent again

Anti dam protest gets violent again

By- Staff Reporter | Date- December 27, 2011 Democracy and voice of the public has often been crushed in India’s north eastern states when it comes to protesting in masses either against a capitalistic venture or something which is against people’s goodness. In another such day, anti-dam protests in north Assam took a violent shape […]

Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma a former militant, claims ULFA

Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma a former militant, claims ULFA

By- Barta Xompadok The hardliner faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) claimed that Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was once an over ground member of the outfit. In a press release sent to Times of Assam, the publicity commander of the hardliner faction, Arunodoy Dohotiya stated that Himanta Biswa Sarma was a […]

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