Bitu Sonowal, Dharjya Konwar Infected by COVID-19


Within a couple of days of the news of the peasant and KMSS leader Bitu Sonowal being unwell, he has tested positive for COVID-19. Along with him, another KMSS leader Dharjya Konwar has tested positive for the deadly contagion.

It has been learnt that both the patients were brought out of Guwahati Central Jail last night and are being kept in a makeshift camp in Panbazar.

Sonowal, since his childhood, has been a patient of Asthma. No news of Akhil Gogoi has come till the writing of this news report. Gogoi’s health is also not fine.

Meanwhile, in a video released on social media, Kamal Kumar Medhi, former longstanding deputy of Akhil Gogoi and second in command in the organisation, has accused the government of taking a very casual approach to the deteriorating health of the jailed leaders.

Slamming the government for this attitude, he asked why did the government have to wait, despite many appeals, for the court orders to do the swab tests of the jailed leaders. He further informed in the video that the leaders, due to lack of space in the existing health facilities, were taken to different hospitals last night, thus highlighting the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to them.

On Wednesday , former CM of Assam Tarun Gogoi haddemanded the immediate release of Gogoi, Sonowal, Konwar and Manas Konwar. He also assured of legal help from Congress to the jailed leaders if need be. It is to be noted that all the leaders were imprisoned in connection to the anti-CAA protests.

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