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Anti-Dam Graffiti in Itanagar: Artist Nilim Mahanta, Adv Ebo Mili released

Nilim Mahanta, a popular graffiti artiste from Assam, and Arunachal advocate Ebo Mili, who were arrested by the Arunachal Pradesh police on Sunday, have been granted bail. Earlier, in the

Nilim Mahanta, a popular graffiti artiste from Assam, and Arunachal advocate Ebo Mili, who were arrested by the Arunachal Pradesh police on Sunday, have been granted bail. Earlier, in the day the individuals were produced before the Yupia court.

After his release Mahanta and Ebo Mili said that they did not expect this kind of support from people of Assam and Arunachal.

Mahanta added that he was an environmental activist and will continue to oppose any move that harms nature.

Earlier, both the individuals were sent to2-day police custody. Mahanta and Mili were arrested for creating a graffiti which read “No More Dams” and putting up a resistance logo on a mural on the boundary wall of the state civil secretariat building in Arunachal capital Itanagar.

The graffiti was made in line with the celebrations of 50 years of formation of Arunachal Pradesh.

Consequently, a team of Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel picked up Mahanta from Lakhimpur, while Mili was arrested from Itanagar. A case has been filed against the duo under non-bailable sections.

Worth mentioning here, Mahanta, who is a resident of Guwahati, was lauded for his artwork in the newly constructed flyovers in the city.

First Published: 29th March, 2022 21:52 IST

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