I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
NHRC RAPPORTEUR VISITS SUKTEL AREA Thursday, 06 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
NHRC RAPPORTEUR VISITS SUKTEL AREA
Thursday, 06 March 2014 |
PNS | BALANGIR | inBhubaneswar
Villagrs allege police atrocities, house damage
Special Rapporteur of
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Damodar Sarangi on Tuesday visited the
Lower Suktel Budi Anchal area, 30 kilometres from here, and listened to the
villagers’ complaints of police abuse and assault.
Villagers of Gadshankar
and Dunguripali alleged that the police tortured them while they were on a
peaceful protest. They blamed Bolangir SDPO and the then Sub-Collector Jyoti
Ranjan Pradhan for the harassment meted out them.
villagers, who have been staging protest for a month now at the dam site, told
the Rapporteur that the school buildings and many of their mud houses have
developed cracks and, thus, been unsafe for their living due to blasting of the
Notably, the NHRC had
received two complaints, one on police atrocities and another on loss of
livelihood due to the project.
After listening to the
villagers’ complaints, Sarangi said, “I have come to conduct an investigation
into the complaints. After completion of the inquiry, I would submit a report
to the Commission.” He declined to give any comment as to if any human right
violated in the area.