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Odisha: Communal Tension In Kendrapada Over Rally During Observance Of Netaji Jayanti

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23 January 2019


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Kendrapada: Tension prevailed in the town on Wednesday after two groups clashed over a rally organized to observe the birth anniversaries of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Veer Surendra Sai.

The incident took place at Kendrapada High School ground at around 3 pm when a group belonging to a particular community opposed the programme. The organisers had carried out a rally from Santasahi to the High School ground.

While the reason behind the scuffle is yet to be ascertained it is believed that it originated during the rally and escalated in the afternoon.

Senior police officials including SP Niti Sekhar rushed to the spot and tried to mollify the issue. Considering the gravity of the situation, Section 144 was imposed in the area and several platoon force deployed.

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Rajiv Lochan Panda, SDPO Kendrapada