GUWAHATI: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has established’Publish Akhil Gogoi‘ effort from Guwahati on Tuesday, demanding release of its jailed leader, who’s behind bars for the previous nine months on alleged Maoist links.
KMSS stated with assistance pouring in to Akhil from various areas, the Kalaguru Artist Foundation — headed by popular singer Zubeen Garg — has come forward with financial help to support the legal struggle for his launch.
Akhil was reserved under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for alleged Maoist connections when he had been going anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) agitation in upper Assam‘s Jorhat district in December this past year.
“BJP would like to make sure their success in the resultant assembly polls by maintaining Akhil behind bars. Our motion starts now to create this hidden agenda of their BJP-RSS people and also to intensify the protest for his release,” said joint general secretary of the KMSS, Mukut Deka.
He added that the effort will develop into a political requirement shortly, as the peasants’ human anatomy is awaiting Akhil’s launch to officially establish their political party.
Deka explained that following Kalaguru Artist Foundation’s contribution of Rs 50,000 on Tuesday, their fund raising drive for its legal conflict of Akhil and other convicted activists of this KMSS has triumphed to collect about Rs 23 lakhs. Couple of days before, a different musician and anti-CAA activist Manash Robin contributed Rs two lakhs for its cause.
Controversies erupted after Zubeen, even though being at loggerheads with the BJP-led authorities over differences on CAA, lately met chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and afterwards farming ministry Atul Bora, that had been heavily criticized by most in the political and apolitical associations.
Agriculture Union Bora, following coordial talks with Zubeen, also stated that he needs the famed singer-musician to be the brand ambassador to promote the nation’s agri sector. On the other hand, the Kalaguru Artist Foundation leading towards the cost hauled for Akhil’s legal conflict has once again demonstrated his solidarity with all the anti-CAA motion that will be among crucial political problems to the upcoming assembly polls, KMSS insiders said.
Zubeen’s spouse Garima Saikia Garg, an active partner of the base, told TOI,”We’ve supported the legal conflict going on at the courtroom for justice to Akhil. He must get legal aid.” She explained that Zubeen and his staff were still against CAA and will stay business on the stand until the controversial legislation is pulled. Lately, a high number of musicians, that had been part of their anti-CAA motion, had united BJP, however, Garima stated,”We shall keep on opposing CAA, until it’s repealed.”