Akhil Gogoi Peasant leaders and RTI Activist of Assam

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Akhil Gogoi

 Peasant leader and RT Activist of Assam      

Akhil Gogoi is one of the best peasant leaders and RTI activists in India. He is the General Secretary of a peasant organization, namely “KRISHAK MUKTI SANGRAM SAMITY”(KMSS).  Now It is a part of the Medha Patekar Led national alliance of people’s movement and gain huge popularity in rural areas of Assam. The KMSS was organized mainly to fight against corruption in Assam in India.

Akhil Gogoi came to national attention after he was awarded the Shanmugam Manjunath integrity award in 2008. This is because of his relentless fight against corruption and attempts to bring transparency to government functioning.

The Popular Peasant leader and RTI Activist newly formed a political party RAIJOR DAL‘ launched on 2 October 2020. In the Assembly Election 2021 of Assam for the month of April to May, he is contested from the Sivsagar Constituency.

Finally, he won and received 57219 votes from this Constituency and become the Member of the Assam Legislative Assembly.

The Peasant leader and RTI Activist National Award

              In 2010, he was awarded the national Right to Information Award by Public Cause Research Foundation ( PCRF). This award goes to his role in exposing the 1.25 crore scam in Sampoorna Gram Rozgar Yojna(SGRY) also the 60 Lakhs scam in the Indira Awaas Yojana(IAY) in the Golaghat district of Assam. Gogoi is the founder and Secretary of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS)– a left-wing peasant organization based in Assam.

Akhil Gogoi’s Activity as Leader of KMSS:

           Akhil Gogoi the peasant Leader and RTI Activist arrested many times for protesting in support of the citizens of Assam. He protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill later it’s transformed into an Act by the Indian Government.

 

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Akhil Gogoi during the protest.

          Akhil Gogoi, the peasant leader, and RTI activist lives as a leader of peasants. According to his wife Geetashree and former colleagues, this is in fact, completely accidental. Gogoi always wanted to be a student leader, hoped for a mass mobilization of students, and had dreamt of a massive convention at the Judges Field in Guwahati where a new revolutionary students’ union will be born.

                      Defined by his restlessness to lead movements, Gogoi decided to test the cultural route and planned year-long events to observe the birth centenary of Jyotiprasad Agarwala. Agarwala is a filmmaker, and lyricist of Assam considered one of its foremost cultural icons. This was Gogoi’s way of being a familiar face among people. One such program was held at the Sudmersen Hall in Cotton College (now University) which was attended by none other than the most popular singer Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.

          It is in June 2002, in the midst of the centenary celebrations. The peasant leader found himself involved with issues of land rights before he realized or planned. Gogoi, Geetashree, and fellow workers Soneswar Narah and Hema Phukan, among others, were leading the Jyoti centenary preparations in Golaghat. 

Protest Peasant Leader for Tegani Forest Area

One day, Hema informed the team that there is large-scale eviction in a place called Tengani not far from where he stays. Tengani is a reserve forest — part of the Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary — where poor people, mostly Assamese Hindus who had lost their land to erosion in the Majuli islands had settled. 

                The NIA has charged Mr. Gogoi, who has earlier been arrested on charges of sedition, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Akhil Gogoi Maoist Controversy and CAB

         In April, Assam Government alleged that Gogoi had a close connection with CPI-Maoist But Gogoi challenged and dared the government to prove the allegation.      

Akhil Gogoi the peasant Leader and RTI Activist of Assam FIR against him by NIA  on December 14. 

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