Kosal outfit tears Odisha map, demands separate Kosal state

April 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm 2 comments

Following report is from The Pioneer:

Protesting against the “continuous neglect and exploitation” of this region by successive Governments at Bhubneswar and demanding formation of a separate Kosal State, members of the Kosal Kranti Dal (KKD), led by its Balangir district president Bharat Prusti and general secretary of the All Kosal Students’ Union Dolamani Pradhan, on Friday staged a sit-in demonstration before the district Collectorate here.

The demonstrators tore the map of Odisha State and burned a CD containing the Bande Utkal Janani song and effigy of symbolic Government of Odisha as a mark of their protest.

Pradhan said, “The State of Odisha was formed comprising three former States, namely Utkal, Kalinga and Kosal. We are not Odia and we have a separate Kosali language and culture and have our own identity. The continuous backwardness of the region and concentration of important institutions starting form medical, engineering and law to all other institutions in Bhubneshwar and in its periphery amply reflect the Government’s penchant for that region and neglect of this region. In such a situation, why should we observe the Utkal Divas here?”

Even after more than 60 years since Independence, this region is groaning under backwardness and poverty, he said further.

At Sonepur, the headquarters town of Subarnapur district, KKD activists, led by Priyabata Sahu, and at Manmunda of Boudh district KKD members, led by Lalit Sahu, erased the name of the Utkal Gramya Bank from the signboard and, instead, wrote the name as Kosal Gramya Bank.

At Sambalpur too, KKD activists staged a similar protest while in Kalahandi the activists moved to villages and adopted a resolution in favour of a separate Kosal State. KKD members also staged such protests in Nuapada, Pradhan informed.

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Entry filed under: Athmallik, Balangir, Bargarh, Boudh, Demand by political parties, Demand by politicians, Demand by Students Union, Demand of Koshal state, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Region watch, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Sundergarh.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. DEVI PRASAD RAIGURU  |  April 2, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Its very nice we observed “Odisha day” as “BLACK DAY”.In future
    more and more activity is needed for a separate kosal state.

    Reply
  • 2. Ranjan  |  April 2, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Jai Kosal…Jai Kosli…Jai Samaleswari

    Reply

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