Anna Hazare, a Gandhian, who recently shot to fame and media limelight due to hunger strike in support of Lokpal bill implementation in New Delhi, took part in a anti-corruption rally in Guwahati AEI ground and pledges support for repeal of AFSPA ( Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958), a much infamous draconian law, initially enacted to fight Naga insurgency in North East and now extended to Jammu and Kashmir.
Asked to express his opinion on the ‘draconian’ Act by peasant leader and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi at the ‘Rally Against Corruption’ organised by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity, the noted Gandhian said that he would press for the repeal of the Act.
Earlier, addressing the rally, Akhil Gogoi urged the Gandhian to take up the issue of the North-east and help them find place in national agenda. Akhil Gogoi invited Anna Hazare and earlier the rally was proposed on 3rd May 2011 which was later rescheduled for 20th May 2011 due to ill health by Anna Hazare.
The RTI activist alleged that the Congress Government has bowed down to the interests of the corporate lobby and is compromising the State’s interests.
He also said that 99 per cent of the people of Assam have not been able to digest the verdict of the recently held election. The result is drawing suspicion from various corners.
“The KMSS will continue the movement across the State until and unless those indulging in corrupt practices are shown the way,” the peasant leader stated.
India first woman IPS officer, Kiran Bedy, Renowned RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal, Swami Angivesh, KMSS Leader Akhil Gogoi addressed the rally.