Whatever is Happening in Assam is Undemocratic: Medha Patkar
GUWAHATI: Social activist Medha Patkar said on Wednesday that whatever is happening in Assam is against the democratic values of the country.
Medha Patkar along with social activist and Magsaysay Award winner Sandeep Pandey visited Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi at the Central Jail in Guwahati on February 19.
While addressing a press meet on Wednesday, Patkar mentioned that Akhil Gogoi along with members of KMSS has taken up several important development works and has always taken up non-violent protests on various issues.
“But today, he has been branded as an anti-national, terrorist, Maoist and has been locked up in jail. This is injustice of the highest order and in the recent times we have seen that across the country, such allegations are levelled against individuals without any proof,” she said adding that the government is not giving space to non-violent protests, which is being seen in Assam too.
She further stated that the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is democratic in Assam as Muslims have been targeted under the Act but Hindus have also faced injustice.