Dhemaji: Arunachal Police have picked up a renowned artist in northern Assam for his painting work opposing the controversial NHPC-owned mega dam in Gerukamukh.
Popularly known as Nilim Mahanta, the budding artist was picked up from his home by a group in Arunachal Pradesh.
A wall has become a protest site in #Itanagar— Tongam Rina (@tongamrina) March 27, 2022
No more dam painted over hydro mural to celebrate 50th year of renaming #Arunachal .
Protest and art go hand in hand. Not too late! pic.twitter.com/SByVOFq0d9
Many parties, organizations and local residents have strongly condemned the arrest of the artist and demanded immediate and unconditional release.