Andhra Pradesh police activity creates tension in Orissa’s Narayanpatna
Posted by Admin on October 11, 2009
Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: The recent pasting of wall posters by A.P police in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon blocks of Koraput district against the Narayanpatna Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) leaders has created much tension in the area.According to reports,the Vizanagram Poice has pasted posters in both Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon areas warning the CAMS Secretary Nachika Linga and Wadeka Singana & Ramu Padi for not enter inside the A.P boundary.
Media reports has also confirmed pasting of posters by Vizanagaram Police.Describing the A.P police’s activity as quite illegal and interference in Orissa’s affair,the CMAS Secretary Nachika Linga told to this reporter over phone from an unknown place today,that the A.P police has no right to paste posters in the Orissa territory.The CMAS will organizing a massive rally at Narayanpatna on Friday to protest such activity of the A.P police, Linga said.
The A.P govt is targeting the CMAS leaders vindictively as the tribal leaders are opposing the proposed A.P government’s Jenjabati Dam bordering Orissa.Once the dam is constructed 12 villages in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon Bloks will be submerged,Linga said.The posters pasted by Vizanagaram police has evoked much criticism across the Koraput district.Talking to this reporter,Koraput Bar Association President Nihar Ranjan Pattnaik said the A.P police has got no right to paste posters in the Orissa territory. Describing the incident as most unfortunate and illegal,Pattnaik said the activity of A.P police will lead to tension in the area.In another incident, the CMAS led by Nachika Linga recently distributed more than 2000 acres of cultivable lands among the landless which was seized by CMAS few months back.The CMAS distributed the land as a part of its “land to landless” programme. The anti-liquor campaign has become successful in the area and not a single drop of liquor is now available in the area,Linga added. Orissa Diary