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Monsoon Session of Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note

Bhubaneswar:21/11/20: The second day of the Monsoon Session of Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note with legislators of Opposition BJP and Congress creating an uproar over custodial deaths and the Government decision to shut around 14,000 schools in the state on grounds of poor enrolment.

Soon after the House convened,  Congress legislators tried to put the Government on mat over custodial death in Puri alleging that police beat the accused to death under the direction of the district  SP.  Terming suspension of Puri SP for the incident as just an eyewash,  Leader of the Congress Legislator Party (CLP) Narasingha Mishra said strict action must be taken against all those involved in the incident.

In reaction, BJD senior MLA Amar Satpathy said the incident of custodial is very disheartening. However, since the matter is sub-judice, discussion on the incident in the House may impact the inquiry.

Congress legislators also raised the issue of the State Government’s decision to close around 14,000 Upper Primary schools in the state on grounds of low enrolment. Stating that education is a fundamental right for everyone, the CLP urged Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro to direct the Government for taking necessary steps in this regard.

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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