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 Normal life was affected in several districts of Odisha for Bharat Bandh

Bhubaneswar:27/9/21: Normal life was affected in several districts of Odisha on Monday amid protests by farmer organisations as part of the Bharat Bandh by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a united front of farmer outfits in the country, demanding repeal of three farm laws.

While members of Odisha Krushak Sangha are staging a peaceful protest at Master Canteen Square in Bhubaneswar today morning, many protestors were seen burning tyres on roads in Rayagada and Bargarh district.

Several shops, business establishments, government, and private offices, have been closed across the State. Major roads, State and National Highways have been blocked affecting vehicular communication.

The protesting farmers are demanding the repeal of the three farm laws passed by Parliament last year and have expressed apprehension that they would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporate houses.

The government has maintained that the new laws will provide farmers with better opportunities. It has also accused the opposition parties of misleading

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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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