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All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association has threatened to launch indefinite stir from August 12

Puri:27/7/19: All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association (AOPBOA) has threatened to launch indefinite stir from August 12, in protest against the government decision to cancel route permit of a bus.

The association is backing the bus owner whose permit was temporarily cancelled after a girl was raped inside the vehicle parked in the bus stand here.

“If the government doesn’t revoke the cancellation of route permit of the bus, we will launch a state-wide indefinite stir from August 12,” AOPBOA secretary Debendra Sahoo said.

The Transport Commissioner had directed the Regional Transport Officer to cancel the driving license of the driver and conductor too. In addition to this, a show cause was also served to the bus owner to reply within a fortnight as to why the route permit should not be cancelled permanently.

The helper of the bus accused of raping the girl was arrested and forwarded to court.

Worth mentioning, the tribal girl from Keonjhar who is employed at an amusement park on the outskirts of the pilgrim town failed to deboard at the stop, instead reached the bus stop. The accused allegedly advised her to sleep in the bus and proceed towards her destination the next morning. Later, he allegedly raped her.

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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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