NE: Trucks carrying essentials to exempted

Anti-dam activists of Assam have given an assurance to a students delegation for exempting trucks carrying essential commodities and fuel to three Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh from the purview of the blockade.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011, 14:37 PM IST

Itanagar: Anti-dam activists of Assam who have
launched an indefinite economic blockade in Lakhimpur against NHPC dam at Gerukamukh, has given an assurance to a students delegation for exempting trucks carrying essential commodities and fuel to three Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh from the purview of the blockade.
A delegation of students from East, West and Upper
Siang districts yesterday convened a meeting with the
activists requesting them to allow movement of truck carrying
essential commodities to the districts which have been badly
affected due to the indefinite blockade, which entered its
eighth day today.

The anti-dam activists led by All Assam Students? Union
(AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) have launched
the blockade in Assam against the Lower Subansiri Hydro
Electric Project protesting construction of the big dam which
they claimed would badly affect the people living in the
downstream of the river.

The trucks carrying essential items and fuel tankers
meant for East Siang, West Siang and Upper Siang districts
will be allowed to move from today,? KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi
said.
Gogoi gave this assurance to the students delegation
while responding to the request made by the latter for lifting
the blockade at Lakhimpur last evening, said All Arunachal Pradesh Students` Union (AAPSU) spokesperson Tobom Dai, who
led the students delegation to meet the activists.

PTI