Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Orissa Guv directs admn to restore peace in Kandhamal

Phulbani ( Orissa ) :Orissa Governor Murlidhar Chandrakanta Bhandare after paying a two-day visit, on Wednesday asked officials to restore peace in communally sensitive areas of Kandhamal district.
He visited Kurmingia village where a prayer house was burnt down. Despite the incessant rain he managed to visit Kandhamal and met the violence-affected people.
He talked to Chakrabarati Nayak and Arun Nayak whose houses were burnt down by miscreants. He also talked with a number of people of Kurmingia village and heard their grievances. He even spoke to children and held a photo session with them. He also visited the house of the Naib Sarpanch Salila Pradhan and urged her to actively participate in the peace process initiated by the district administration.
Later the Governor visited the relief camp at G Udayagiri and talked to the violence-affected people. "You all should repose confidence in the administration," the Governor said.
In the evening Bhandare held a high-level meeting with the officials and directed them to take all possible steps to restore peace. He will visit Jalespata Ashram under Tumudibandha Block of Kandhamal on Wednesday where Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and four others were killed.
Demanding food and work around 1,000 women gheraoed the G Udyagiri block. Later the administration intervened and assured that all possible steps would be taken to solve the problem. Revenue Minister Manmohan Samal said work under NREG would start soon in Kandhamal.

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