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Assam rights activist files complaint against Rahul Gandhi on Bandh

Press Trust of India  |  Morigaon 

A human rights activist in filed a police complaint Monday against Rahul Gandhi, alleging harassment of common people in the state owing to a sponsored by his party on the issue of rising fuel prices, following which an FIR has been registered, police said.

In his complaint at station, Raju Mahanta, the of NGO Sahai, said members violated the rights of the common people in

Even patients on their way to hospital faced obstructions on the road due to the bandh, Mahanta, whose NGO works for the rights of destitute, elderly people and underprivileged children, said in his complaint.

"On the basis of the complaint, an FIR has been registered against the of the party," a senior police said.

The FIR was registered in the case referring to Gauhati High Court's last year verdict, which declared all strikes in the state as "illegal and unconstitutional", the said.

The had called for Bharat Monday in protest against the BJP-led NDA government's inability to curb fuel prices or arrest the depreciation of rupee.

Normal life was affected in BJP-ruled earlier in the day with supporters attempting to stop movement of trains, blocking national highways and burning tyres.

Some protesters were also seen setting up bamboo barricades to prevent movement of public vehicles, causing inconvenience to students and office-goers, officials said.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 18:55 IST