Graffiti artist, Neelim Mahanta granted bail today

Guwahati: The Graffiti artist granted bail in the Arunachal Pradesh case. The court has accepted the bail petition of the artist on Tuesday.

He was arrested by the Arunachal Pradesh Police on Sunday from his Lakhimpur residence

Neelim was arrested for painting a graffiti on the ‘Wall of Harmony’ – an art project at the Secretariat Building wall in Itanagar.

It may be mentioned that the artist was invited to Arunachal Pradesh to draw graffiti in protest against a dam that is being built in Dibang. The graffiti was in connection with the protest against the proposed 57,000 MW Mega Dams in Dibang.

Moreover, Following the arrest of the Graffiti artist Neelim Mahanta, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti along with its student wing Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti staged protest for the second consecutive day in Lakhimpur district.

The protesters were demanding for the immediate release of the artist. They further said that the Mahanta should be released immediately without any condition other than that they will create a worst situation than now.

Moreover, Singer Zubeen Garg on Tuesday demanded the early release of the arrested graffiti artist from Assam, Neelim Mahanta.

It may be mentioned that a case under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 was registered against him at the Itanagar Police Station.


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