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KMSS call to stop turbine transportation
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, July 5 – The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today announced its resolve to resist at any cost the progress of the ships carrying the turbines to the Gerukamukh site of the 2000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) through the Brahmaputra.

In a statement here, the KMSS has announced the preparedness of its members to make even the extreme sacrifice for checking the onward movement of the ships carrying the turbines. Referring to the arrest of its general secretary Akhil Gogoi, the KMSS said that arrest of its leaders is not going to bring an end to its agitation against the mega dams.

The people of the State should come out to the streets to defeat the diabolic design of the power lobby to exploit the water resources of the State. Or else, the over one hundred of the hydel project dams being installed in the NE region would wreak havoc on the entire State, warned the KMSS.

Come what may, the members of the KMSS will not

allow the turbines to be carried to Gerukamukh. If the people of the State side with it, the KMSS is hopeful that it would be able to resist the progress of the ships towards Gerukamukh in a conclusive manner, it said.

It has appealed to the All Assam Students’ Union, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad, Takam Mising Porin Kebang, Namoni Sowansiri Jalabidyut Prakalpa Birodhi Aikya Mancha and the likeminded organisations to join the agitation for resisting the turbine-laden ships and to return them to their place of origin, sinking all differences.

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