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Opposition parties rose in protest across the state as Kunduli gang-rape victim to commit suicide

Bhubaneswar:23/1/18; Opposition parties today rose in protest across the state register their protest against the governmental inaction, which according to them prompted the Kunduli gang-rape victim to commit suicide.

Meanwhile the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has given the call for dawn to dusk bandh from 6 AM to 6 PM.

While congress party has blocked the highway in Koraput, police allegedly used force to disperse BJP protesters who were trying to march their way to Chief Minister’s office in the state capital.

The scene was invariably the same across the state with BJP and activists staging rallies and picketing in all 30 districts.

Both the opposition parties have stepped up demand of chief minister Naveen Patnaik and held him responsibility for callous handling of the sensitive case by police, a department headed by him.

Uneasy calm prevailed in Kunduli village in Koraput district a day after the 14-year-old tribal girl, who had charged “four men in uniform” with rape three months ago in Odishas Koraput district, had allegedly committed suicide.

Bereaved family members backed by senior leaders of Congress including Pradip Majhi and local people blocked NH-26 by placing the body of the girl and staging demonstration.

The class 11 student allegedly hanged herself yesterday afternoon when her family members were not at home. She was later rushed to a local community health centre in an unconscious state, they said.

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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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