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Situation on the boil as Hiren Gohain booked in sedition charge

In a move that runs into a hail of statewide protest the Guwahati police have booked Dr Hiren Gohain along with two social activists 3 days after they allegedly made highly objectionable speech as they attended a rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The Latasheel police station have filed a suo moto case of sedition charge against the noted intellectual fuellung the situation. Dr Gohain in a statement has denied making any statement which is fit for sedition charges under the various section if IPC.

AGP, Congress along with many organizations and individuals have criticized the government for the step against Dr Gohain.

AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta called it  shameful while Congress leader Tarun Gogoi lambasts the government for imposing sedition charge against Dr Gohain.


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