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Dhinikia Gram Panchayat has spoken; POSCO should stay away from Dhinikia; Both pro and anti POSCO people should shun violence

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The Anti-POSCO candidates for the gram panchayat elections have won. The details are below. I hope POSCO removes Dhinikia from its plan and both anti and pro POSCO people shun violence and illegal activities sich as blocking roads. Let POSCO be established in those areas where people want it and stay away from places where they are not wanted. Following is an excerpt from a report in orissadiary about the gram panchayat election results.

Posco Pratirodha Sangram Samiti … PPSS fielded its sarpanch candidate Mr Sisir Mohapatra and PS member candidate Mr Prakash Jena in this panchyat election. Mr Mohapatra is working as secretary of PPSS while Mr Jena has been languishing in Kujang jail since seven months after his arrest on Posco violence issue. PPSS candidate Mr Mohapatra has defeated his rival candidate Mrs Salila Nayak, wife of former sarpanch late Basant Nayak by margin 73 votes .Mr Mohapatra has got 2005 votes while Nayak has got 1932 votes.

Similarly, PS member candidate Mr Jena has also defeated his rivalry candidate Mr Nrusingh Das by 282 votes in which Jena has got 1672 votes while Mr Das has got 1390 votes. Sarpanch candidate Mr Nayak and PS member Mr Das who were defeated from this seat was backed by Posco supporters.

On the other hand, Zilla Parishad candidate Mr Saubhagaya Behera who was contesting as independent candidate has defeated his rival congress candidate Mr Rupakar Sethy by 995 votes. Mr Behera has got 6742 votes while Mr Sethi has got 5767 votes.

High Court asks state to take stringent action against road blockades

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Following is an excerpt from New Indian Express on this.

… the High Court on Wednesday asked the State Government to initiate stringent action against road blockades.

A division bench of Justices B P Das and M M Das directed that the Government make adequate provision in laws for realising the cost of damage caused to public and private property from persons staging road blockades. The recovery can be done under the Orissa Public Demand Recovery Act, the bench stated.

Expressing concern over studentsí rising propensity to violence, the court also called for amending the Orissa Education Act so that they can be made accountable for the acts of organising road blockades and causing damage to public or private property. Their acts should be reflected in their conduct certificates, the court said.

Instructions should be issued to school and college authorities to obtain undertakings from parents or guardians that they would pay up for the loss caused by their children or wards while indulging in such activities.

Along with these stern directives, the bench directed the Government to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation to one Chambara Soy of Gobarghati village in Jajpur district for his sonís death. Soy could not take his son to hospital in time due to the Kalinga Nagar road blockade. The amount may be recovered from persons involved in blocking the road, the court said.

The ruling came in response to the petition filed by Soy early this year seeking adequate compensation, action against persons carrying out the blockade and also against officials who did not act on his FIR after his sonís death.

The Home department, Collector and SP of Jajpur have been ordered to take effective steps on the FIR lodged by the petitioner at the Kalinga Nagar police station.

Earlier, in the process of hearing, the court had instructed collectors and SPs in the State to place before it the number of road blockades and such acts organised in their areas between October 1, 2005 and September 30, 2006.

The affidavits filed revealed a total of 523 incidents within the period. Most of the reasons, as examined by the court, were found to be flimsy.