Protests erupt over arrest of Jignesh Mevani
Kokrajhar: Congress leaders staged a protest on Saturday demanding the Gujarat MP
Assam police brought the prominent Dalit leader to Kokrajhar on Thursday. Mevani was sent to three days in police custody. Assam MP and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi led the protest in Kokrajhar and alleged that the police did not allow him to visit Mevani in prison.
“Police have informed me that I cannot meet Jignesh Mevani today without giving any reason,” the Sibsagar MP said, demanding that Jignesh Mevani be released immediately. Akhil Gogoi described the arrest of the Dalit leader as “undemocratic and unconstitutional”.
Akhil Gogoi further added that the lack of repercussions on Mevani’s alleged tweet in Assam is a clear indication that Mevani’s arrest is the result of a political vendetta. “Have you seen an incident in Assam about this tweet? Nothing is happening here,” the RTI activist told NDTV.
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The Assam MP went on to say that the arrest of Jignesh Mevani was an effort by Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to get into the “prime minister’s good books”.
A complaint has been filed against Jignesh Mevani for his tweets in which he said the Prime Minister