First arrested by the state police on charges of sedition, Gogoi was rearrested under the National Security Act by the BJP-led state government on September 25.
Gogoi was accused by the state police of instigating the public to take up arms against the government at a rally held in Moran town near Dibrugarh on September 12.
Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Two protestors were killed while villagers demonstrated against an eviction drive in Nagaon, Assam and demanded compensation and rehabilitation.
Ever since the 1980s, keeping “outsiders” out of the oil industry has been a deep sub-nationalist issue in Assam.
In conversation with The Wire, Akhil Gogoi talks about the Assam elections, student politics, the accusation of being a Maoist and more