Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Situation on the boil as Hiren Gohain booked in sedition charge

In a move that runs into a hail of statewide protest the Guwahati police have booked Dr Hiren Gohain along with two social activists 3 days after they allegedly made highly objectionable speech as they attended a rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The Latasheel police station have filed a suo moto case of sedition charge against the noted intellectual fuellung the situation. Dr Gohain in a statement has denied making any statement which is fit for sedition charges under the various section if IPC.

AGP, Congress along with many organizations and individuals have criticized the government for the step against Dr Gohain.

AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta called it  shameful while Congress leader Tarun Gogoi lambasts the government for imposing sedition charge against Dr Gohain.

 

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

More Stories

Pramila promises compensation

26 Nov 2016 - 8:49pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Assam Forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma has announced compensation to the victims by man-elephants conflicts when she inaugurated the newly constructed Zubi Rest House at Gwjwnpuri Chapaguri by All...

Ambika Soni hints at huge plan to uplift Sattras

15 Apr 2008 - 11:29pm | editor
The Centre has a scheme worth Rs 96,59,00,000 for conservation and development of altogether 135 sattra in Assam, mostly, in Majuli.Disclosing this, Union minister for tourism informed the Rajya...

It is the turn of Nagaland to chase Bangladeshis after Arunachal

18 Jul 2007 - 3:55pm | luitneildon
GUWAHATI, July 18: Hordes of suspected Bangladeshis are being pushed into Asom from Nagaland near the New Sonowal area along the Mariani-Mokokchung Road in Jorhat district. Nagaland’s Ao...