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Dalit couple walks 400 km to meet Odisha CM for total prohibition

Bhubaneswar:25/6/17; A Dalit couple from Western Odisha district of Bargarh marched for around 400 km to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and request him for total prohibition in the state. The couple’s 11-day journey ended in despair as the duo couldn’t meet Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here today.

The couple – Goura Chandra Bhosagar (45) and his wife Shibani (35) – along with their 2-year-old daughter from Behera Gaon under Khuntapalli panchayat in the district embarked on their journey on June 14 after they were allegedly harassed by Excise officials at their village.

Shibani, a former Naib Sarpanch, had been supporting ani-liquor campaigns in her area owing which her house was raided in the first week of this month on charges of selling liquor at their house.

Besides, she was harassed and her house was vandalised when Gour was away.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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