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Odisha government is not ready to open religious places in the State

Cuttack28/9/20: The Odisha government is not ready to open religious places in the State which have been shut for devotees since March as measure to contain the spread of deadly Covid-19.

In reply to a notice issued by the Orissa High Court, the State government stated as the ‘Garbha gruha’ (sanctum sanctorum) of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri is not having enough space, there are chances of spread of infection if the temple is allowed to open for devotees.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the HC seeking opening of religious places and places of worship in the State.

The HC posted the next hearing on the matter to next week.

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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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