sedition charge

Guwahati, January 11th, 2019

The Guwahati High Court has granted anticipatory bail to noted intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain, peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, and Senior Journalist Manjit Mahanta on Friday.

Prior to this a sue-motto case was filed against the trio by the Latasil police for their recent utterance supporting independence from India.

It may also be noted that there had been a massive engrave against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state after the case was filed against the trio.

A part of Nagarik Samaj, a citizens’ group, Gohain is among a few noted names from the state to have recently filed a petition in the Supreme Court opposing the Bill.

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