RTI activist on a hunger strike
The health condition of the RTI activist Akhil Gogoi, who has been on fast since May 19 has deteriorated but he has decided to continue with his protest.
He has demanded a halt to construction of all mega river dams in the north-east until proper impact studies are conducted and a consensus is arrived in consultation with the people and has asked for the release of anti-mega dam activists from jail. A team of doctors from the Gauhati Medical College had examined and advised hospitalisation and infusion of saline. The Chief Minister has insisted that Gogoi should call off his fast before the government invited him for discussion.