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Police arrested more than 30 activists of the Kalinga Sena who had Protest against Valentine’s Day celebration

Bhubaneswar:14/2/17; Protest against Valentine’s Day celebration was foiled in Odisha capital today as the Twin City Commissionerate Police arrested more than 30 activists of the Kalinga Sena, a fringe outfit which had threatened of raiding parks and malls in the city to stop couples from celebrating the day.

The activists were detained from near the office of the Kalinga Sena located at Baramunda here while they were gearing up to oppose the celebrations.

On the other hand, the main gate of Jayadev Vatika, a recreation centre near Khandagiri here, was found locked today in view of the possibility of attack on couples at the spot. Other major parks in the city also wore a deserted look with couples preferring not to visit parks in order to avoid trouble by fringe outfits.

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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