Asom Songrami Mancha (ASM) will be writing a letter to President Ramnath Kovind seeking him to intervene on Akhil Gogoi case and immediately release KMSS Leader.
ASM president Diganta Konwar and working president Adip Kumar Phukan in a statement to the media sais, “Our party is working on drafting a petition that will be sent online to the President calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Akhil Gogoi and others who got arrested in the anti CAA movement in the state.”
The KMSS chief has been lodged in Guwahati Central Jail since December 27 last year.
It needs to be mentioned here that Akhil has been arrested by Assam police in Jorhat on December 12, a day after the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was passed in Parliament on December 11, 2019, as a “preventive measure” amid anti-CAA protests.
On December 13, Guwahati police lodged an FIR as a suo moto case against him.
The case was handed over to NIA on December 14, which booked him under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Diganta Konwar also states, “The people of Assam also has an apprehension that draconian UAPA can be misused against detainees as a part of political vendetta. The policy of suppression and retaliation against these patriotic mass leaders will have serious socio-political repercussions in Assam in future,” they stated on Tuesday.
It needs to be also mentioned here that ASM has already sent a petition to three departments of the United Nations against CAA and asked for protection of the indigenous people of Assam, and also sensitised the world why CAA is detrimental to Assam.
ASM also has exposed the ill effects of CAA stating it is against the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.