Monday, February 01, 2010

VHP says EU delegation's visit to Orissa's Kandhamal would trigger fresh tension

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP)  on Sunday said the tour of European Union delegation to Kandhamal district would trigger fresh tension in the district and demanding immediate withdrawal of permission to the diplomatic delegation from European Union to visit Kandhamal district.

VHP State General Secretary Gouri Prasad Brahma told here the media persons that the proposed visit of the European Union delegation should be cancelled by the state government and to withdraw the permission granted for the purpose .He expressed that peace had returned to the tribal dominated district after prolonged violence following the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Swaraswati.  The visit of European Union delegation would only spark off fresh tension . It  is the responsibility of our government to deal with the problem .There is no business of the Outsiders in the internal matter of the state.

It is to mention here that a 10-member Diplomatic delegation from the European Union is likely to visit Orissa on 2nd February, 2010. They will stay in Orissa up to 5th February. They will visit Kandhamal district to observe the present situation .They will discuss with the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary before their visit to Kandhamal district. They will also discuss with Ark Bishop Rafel Chinath and the leaders of Khristian Organisons . They are visiting Orissa under the leadership of Political Advisor of Delhi European Union Raphel Minat. The state government has allowed the diplomats to visit the communally fragile district .Besides meeting the people, the diplomats would hold discussions with the district administration. The district police would provide security to them. Though diplomats of five European countries had visited the state last November, they were not allowed by the state government to visit Kandhamal district.

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