AICC delegation on way to Nagaland detained at Jorhat airport
Guwahati, December 8: The Congress delegation team led by AICC General Secretary in charge Assam Jitendra Singh, along with Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi and Dr Ajoy Kumar, AICC General Secretary in charge Nagaland, was barred from going to Nagaland to visit the families of the civilians killed by security forces.
The Jorhat district administration had detained the Congress delegation team inside Jorhat airport and not allowed them to go outside of the airport.
The Congress leaders were sitting in protest against the illegal detention at Jorhat and preventing them from travelling to Mon district in Nagaland to meet the families of the victims.
Sharing images of their sit-in at the airport, Gogoi said they were illegally being detained and prevented from meeting victims’ families. Gogoi is accompanied by Congress leaders Jitendra Singh and Ajoy Kumar, all of whom were seen sitting outside the departure gates of the airport in Assam.
“Protesting against the illegal detention of Congress delegation at Jorhat and preventing us from traveling to Mon district in Nagaland to meet the families of the victims,” Gogoi wrote on Twitter.
“Detained at Jorhat along with the AICC delegation, Assam Police has orders to hold us in Jorhat, Assam and prevent us from traveling to Mon district, Nagaland. Why are we not being allowed to meet the families of the victims,” Gogoi further wrote and tagged Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union home minister Amit Shah in the tweet. (Agencies)