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Western Odisha bandh today demanding special Koshal state

Following is a report from http://odishasuntimes.com/2015/08/26/12-hr-koshal-bandh-affects-life-in-10-western-odisha-dists/

More than 10 western Odisha districts are observing a 12-hour bandh today demanding separate statehood for the Koshal region in response to a call given by the Koshal State Coordination Committee (KSCC).

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As a consequence of the bandh, normal life was disrupted in the morning at some places in western districts.

While shops, government and private establishments, schools and colleges remained closed, agitators stopped movement of trains at some stations putting commuters in difficulty. The bandh had an effect in Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Rourkela, Bargarh, Deogarh, Subarnapur, Nuapada and Kalahandi.

The bandh call was given by the KSCC comprising representatives of organizations of 10 western Odisha districts.

In Sundargarh, shops, government and private establishments, schools and colleges remained closed while movement of traffic was disrupted in this mineral rich district. With dumpers and trucks remaining off the road,s transportation of minerals has come to a standstill.

Agitators owing allegiance to Koshal Kranti Dal (KKD) force closed some government offices which were open by picketing in front of them.

A large number of policemen have been deployed in the district headquarters town to maintain law and order. Police has arrested 30 members of the KKD in Sundargarh district.

“In 1936 and 1948, the political leaders of Odisha got our land merged with the state through a conspiracy. We are demanding a separate state as per the provisions of Article 2 and 3 of the Constitution,” Pramod Kumar Mishra a leader of the Koshal movement in Balangir had said in a statement on Tuesday.

Formation of a separate state is the only solution to the problems like regional imbalance, discrimination in education, employment, industrialization and development, he had added.

On Saturday, activists of Koshal movement took out a motorbike rally at Bargarh from Samalei Temple in the city through Bheden and Chiplima before culminating at the Maa Samalei Temple in Sambalpur to sensitize people for separate state.

August 26, 2015 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Koshal state coordination committee meeting held at Balangir

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June 30, 2015 at 2:10 am 2 comments

Western Odisha Bandh over Kosal State

Following is a report from TNIE:

SAMBALPUR:  The supporters of Kosal State have called for Western Odisha bandh on Tuesday. Under the banner of Kosal State Central Co-ordination Committee (KSCCC), they have been demanding separate State comprising 10 districts of Western Odisha besides Athamallik sub-division of Angul district, based on linguistic and cultural affinity.

Chairman of Kosal Kranti Dal (KKD) Pramod Mishra said 103 organisations will participate in the bandh. Explaining that Kosal State is a long pending demand, he said it should have been granted along with formation of Telangana. “If State and Central Governments do not look into the genuine demand, we will intensify the agitation,” he said.

Meanwhile, members of the Sambalpur District Bar Association have decided to stay away from the bandh. According to reports from Nuapada, people have not yet received any information regarding the bandh call and  there would not be much impact of the bandh there.

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Balangir: Balangir unit of Kosal State Coordination Committee took out a motorcycle rally in the town on Monday. Its members called upon the people to participate in the bandh over separate Kosal State demand.

Gopalji Panigrahi of Balangir Action Committee said the fight for Kosal State will continue till the demand is fulfilled by the Government.

September 5, 2014 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

A research paper on Koshal state demand by Artatrana Gochhayat

Following is screenshot of the paper:
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Click here to down load the complete paper:Statehood Demands after Telengana: Politics of Agitation in the Koshal Region in Odisha

July 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Views of legislators from western Odisha on “Kosal state” and “Kosli language”

Following reports are from the Sambad:
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October 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

Spontaneous bandh in western Odisha gave a hint on the public anger observes Bijay Chaki

Following excerpt is from a TNIE report:

The spontaneous bandh on August 26 in Western Odisha districts over the demand of a separate Koshala state seems to suggest that the tide is turning away from the BJD. Several senior leaders from the area maintained that the Koshala state demand does not have many followers in the area, but the successful bandh gave a hint on the public anger against the ruling party for ignoring the demand of the Western districts always, including a permanent bench of the High Court.

September 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Demand for Koshal state: TOI report on western Odisha bandh

Following is a TOI report:

BHUBANESWAR: The 12-hour bandh call given by various outfits, demanding a separate Koshal state, paralyzed normal life in western Odisha on Monday, even as lawyers in the region continued with their agitation pressing for high court benches.
While road transport came to a grinding halt in most parts, train services were partly affected. Majority of the educational institutions, government offices and commercial establishments remained closed for the day in 10 districts. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the state, police said.

“It was a complete and spontaneous bandh as most social outfits, citizen bodies, caste societies and students in the region extended their support to the bandh,” Kosal State Coordination Committee leader Pramod Mishra told TOI.
Activists were seen picketing in Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Deogarh, Sonepur, Boudh and Balangir districts. Markets, banks and other government offices remained closed while several heavy vehicles were stranded on highways passing through the region.

The Sambalpur-Puri Intercity was stalled at Sambalpur Road station for about two hours as activists blocked the railway tracks. Trains passing in the region got delayed by two to four hours, sources said. In Bargarh, activists blocked the road by burning tyres.
The bandh evoked mixed response in Rourkela. While Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) functioned as usual, movement of private vehicles in the city was normal. However, educational institutions and markets largely remained closed.

In Bhawanipatna, buses remained off the road as the Kalahandi Bus Association supported the bandh. However, government schools and banks remained open. Market and business establishments downed shutters in most parts of Kalahandi.

Meanwhile, advocates continued their stir seeking HC benches in their respective areas. In a meeting convened by Sambalpur Bar Association (SBA), all political parties resolved to boycott the urban election if the State Election Commission starts the nomination process again during the indefinite agitation period. “The political parties have resolved not to field candidates during the agitation period even if the election commission re-notify dates for the civic poll,” SBA secretary S S Sahu said.
(With inputs from Sambalpur, Rourkela and Jharsuguda)

September 1, 2013 at 3:05 am 2 comments

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