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Residents of Burla called for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh for tomorrow

Burla:30/7/17: The residents of Burla called for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh for tomorrow to press for immediate arrest of post-graduate students involved in attack on residence of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) director Ashwini Pujari.

The bandh will be observed by the residents, lawyers’ association and other civil society groups in protest of the attack.

Meanwhile, the CCTV footage was found deleted.

The hard disk of the CCTV will be sent to Chandigarh to retrieve the footage for probing the matter, said Sambalpur SDPO.

On the other hand, the PG students have decided to launch cease-work agitation against Pujari for indefinite period from today.

The situation at VIMSAR campus intensified after the residence inside campus was attacked by PG students on Friday night. The miscreants had allegedly pelted stones on the house of Pujari, who had cracked a whip on the doctors allegedly treating patients at several private clinics during their duty hours.

About Ashok Palit

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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