Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi who has been booked under the National Security Act (NSA) on 25 September 2017 has been getting overwhelming support from many quarters. Now, Delhi Action Committee for Assam will also protest against Gogoi’s arrest on September 28 at the national capital.
A statement from the group said, ‘We have been observing that the current regime is not only afraid of social activists trying to raise voices against communalism and the injustice and oppression meted out to people by the BJP–RSS, but is ruthlessly misusing state apparatuses to silence its critics and oppositions. If one goes through this maze of arrests, re-arrests, one can easily identify the malafide and nefarious design of the current BJP-RSS regime to catch Akhil Gogoi in loop of extended prison terms so as to stifle any voices of dissent and difference. It is not that Akhil Gogoi has directed all his energies towards resisting the anti-people policies and actions of this government. He was a staunch critic of the previous Congress government as well. The erstwhile Tarun Gogoi led Congress government in Assam had also slammed cases against him. But, it seems that there is a difference between the arrests then and now. The new government is working like a fascist one.’