FIR Against ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ for Assam Route Deviation


An FIR has been registered against the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra‘ and its chief organizer, KB Byju, for allegedly deviating from the approved route within Jorhat town, Assam, causing chaos and violating road safety regulations.

Unauthorized Deviation

The march, led by the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra,’ reportedly took an unauthorized direction in Jorhat town, straying from the approved KB Road route. This deviation led to a chaotic situation, with people falling and a stampede-like scenario created, prompting the filing of a suo motu FIR at Jorhat Sadar Police Station against the Yatra and its chief organizer.

Violation of Norms

The FIR highlights the failure of the Yatra to adhere to the norms set by the district administration and its violation of road safety regulations. The unauthorized route deviation resulted in concerns regarding public safety and order in the area.

Leader of the Opposition, Debabrata Saikia, suggested that the FIR is a strategic move aimed at creating unwarranted obstacles for the Yatra. He emphasized the absence of police managing traffic diversion at the PWD point and defended the brief detour, attributing the FIR to fears of the Yatra’s success.

Yatra’s Progress

Despite the FIR and challenges, the Yatra proceeded to Majuli on the following day from Jorhat. Jairam Ramesh, a party leader, asserted that no rules were broken during the Yatra. He accused the Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, of attempting to hinder public participation in the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ and affirmed the Yatra’s determination to continue.

Jairam Ramesh boldly stated, “No one can stop this Yatra. We are in Assam for the next seven years. Let them arrest us; we accept the challenge.” The Yatra, aimed at fostering justice and unity across the nation, faces hurdles but remains resilient in its mission.



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