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BJD SC cell stages dharna in front of Raj Bhavan

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Seeking protection of in ruled and Gujarat, the Scheduled Caste cell of the ruling BJD in today staged a dharna in front of the here.

In a memorandum to the President of through Governor, the BJD Dalit cell demanded action against the culprits who perpetrated atrocities on scheduled caste people in and

"If the atrocities on in the two states of and are not stopped immediately, we may be bound to have a 'Hartal' in all states of India," the BJD memorandum signed by its chairperson Bishnu Charan Das and others said.

Citing specific instances of atrocities on in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the BJD Scheduled Caste Cell claimed that their community men and women were in safe hands under the administration.

Reacting over the protest, the opposition said that the BJD leaders need to go to Uttar Pradesh and to lodge complaint. There is no point in making noise in Odisha, said state vice-president Samir Mohanty.

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 21:57 IST