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Assam: KMSS leaders protest inside jail over human rights violation

Guwahati Central Jail inmates have raised the issue of Human Rights violation by the Assam govt and officials of the prison. The inmates are protesting over no precaution against the covid19 pandemic inside the jail terming it as a gross violation. The KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi also protested due to no measures taken to solve the problems.

The KMSS leaders Akhil Gogoi along with Dharjya Konwar, Bittu Sonowal and Manash Konwar arrested post the CAA agitation in Assam has been raising these issues. They claim that there is limited food, no safe drinking water and there’s no proper facility to eat and no proper treatment inside the jail and they can’t meet their families. KMSS say that under the garb of the corona, even lawyers are not able to meet the inmates. The incoming new prison mates have not been kept under isolation, as alleged.

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Earlier, in Guwahati Central Jail, Assam Jintu Nath has been tested positive from Covid19. The infected inmate had no travel history Jintu Nath. Following the incident, the concerned people are worried about the situation.

The matter took an even bigger turn as in the same jail Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi, other leaders include Dharjya Konwar, Kuwar, Bittu Sonowal is kept under. Dharjya Konwar, Kuwar has already stated that social distancing norms were not been followed in jail. “I request HBS to check whether social distancing is maintained in prison”, said Konwar. He also stated that more than 40-50 people are staying and bunking together in Guwahati Central Jail, Assam.

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