Friday, March 20, 2009

Sangh Pariwar postpones Kandhamal Bandh

Bhubaneswar ( Orissa) : The proposed Kandhamal Bandh call given on Friday by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and all its affiliated bodies has been postponed in view of the HSC examinations.
“We have postponed the bandh taking the future of students into account as the HSC examination is on,” a senior VHP leader said.
Earlier, the VHP and other pro-Hindu outfit were called for Kandhamal Bandh protesting the killing of RSS worker Pravat Panigrahi. Some unidentified gun men shot dead Panigrahi suspecting as a rioters.
“Instead of bandh, we would stage a dharana in front of the office of the district Collector seeking immediate action against the killers,” they added.
Meanwhile, the Sangh Pariwar blamed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and twin cities Archbishop Raphael Chinnath for the brutal murder of Panigrahi. “We blamed Naveen and Church for the killing as few BJD leaders have an understanding with the Christian Militants to spread mayhem in Kandhamal,” Bajarang Dal national co-convener Subash Chauhan lambasted.
VHP State general secretary GP Rath, Vanavasi Kalyam Ashram State general secretary Dr Laxmikant Dash, Hindu Jagaran Samukhya State coordinator Basudev Barik, Swami Pranarupananda Saraswati and Swami Jeevan Chaitnya Maharaj jointly came down heavily on Naveen for his excessive minority appeasement step.
They served an ultimatum to the Chief Minister asking him to ensure the arrest of the killers or face the music.

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