Guwahati: Assam police file a case against Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

Guwahati: Assam police file a case against Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

Organizers Accused of Violating State Guidelines, Creating Disruptions During the rally

GUWAHATI: In a recent development, the Assam Police initiated legal proceedings against Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra, accusing the organizers of deviating from the state-sanctioned route. The suit specifically targets the organizer of the yatra, KB Byju, accusing him of flouting state government guidelines on restricted travel arrangements.

The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon when the yatra was leaving Jorhat, where the organizers of the rally allegedly took a sudden detour, causing trouble. The police confirmed that the march led to violence, and that the organizers allegedly incited the crowd to break through traffic barriers and K.B. Leader of Opposition Debabrat Saikia dismissed the First Information Report (FIR) being filed as a means to hinder the progress of the yatra.

He said there were no police officers monitoring traffic diversions at the designated area, a brief visit due to short guided route and large rallies Saikia added that the action taken by the police was an effort by Himanta Biswa Sarma attempted to spoil the success of the first day's yatra in Assam.

Entering the sixth day of the yatra on Friday, Rahul Gandhi and other participants took a boat to Majuli, the largest river island. 833 km in 17 districts. The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, launched by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, began in Manipur on January 14 and is expected to conclude on March 20 in Mumbai.

The ambitious schedule entails traveling 6,713 km in 67 days and visiting 110 counties in 15 states. The statement issued by the Assam Police has added an element of controversy to the yatra, reflecting the political tension surrounding the event and its potential political impact.

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