Odisha: Social activists, lawyers visit Dhinkia village

Report by Kahnu Nanda, Jagatsinghpur: A group of social activists accompanied by a few high court lawyers visited trouble-torn Dhinkia village on Wednesday for conducting a spot assessment of the police and civilian clash that occurred on January 14.
The social activist’s team led by high court lawyer Khirod Rout, Samajadabadi Party state president Ravi Behera, Ambedkar Lohia Bichar Mancha leader Sangram Mallick reached Dhinkia village on Wednesday noon and met affected villagers.
After five days, gap villagers were converged at the local Phulakahi temple the epic center of anti-JSW agitation and narrated the horrid incidents of how police brutally assaulted them when they were agitating against JSW betel vine demolitions.
Few villagers had pleaded before the team that police rule the region, many villagers have been absconded causing fear of arrest, although the administration has assured no betel vine demolition would be done without their consent company people and their agents are pressurizing villagers to sacrifice a land to JSW, so we want justice and safety of our live, villagers revealed.
The visiting team toured families who received hurt and enquired about their health conditions, later assured frightened villagers that two PILs have been filed in Odisha high court, both the petitions hearing likely to hold on Thursday so wait for the High court order, the team leaders said.


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