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Campaign for Koshal state intensifies in Orissa

Following is a report from

BALANGIR: Koshal Kranti Dal (KKD) has intensified its campaign for a separate Koshal state. The KKD has even roped in students as a rallying point for the cause. 

As many as 500 activists were arrested today across western Orissa while staging rail rokos. In Balangir alone around 160 activists were arrested while three trains were stopped. The members of KKD and All Koshal Student Union (AKSU) participated in the rail roko.  

On Friday, the AKSU activists had burnt Planning and Co-ordination Minister A U Singhdeo and WODC chairman Niranjan Panda in effigies for reportedly speaking against Koshal state demand. Pramod Mishra, president of KKD, said, ‘’We are trying to bring the movement to its logical conclusion. All our activists are now ready to intensify the struggle and we are going to gain mass support soon.” Justifying the stance, Mishra said the Ghadei Commission admitted that western Orissa was neglected for which WODC was formed. If the commission admitted neglect of western Orissa, then what is wrong in demanding a separate state? he argued.  

“This is not a political stunt nor is the movement personality-centric. For the development of this region, a separate state is the need of the hour,” asserted Mishra.  

SAMBALPUR: The KKD activists led by Sambalpur district KKD president Upendra Mohapatra staged a rail roko at Sambalpur Road Railway Station today. The impasse ended after police personnel detained the activists.  

Similarly, a rail roko was also staged in Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Kesinga and Boinda railway stations disrupting movement of trains. 

Earlier, KKD had threatened to launch a series of agitations across western Orissa seeking Koshal state.  

The KKD has called western Orissa bandh in the last week of January and a series of NH blockades across the region in February. 

January 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

Strike seeking separate Koshal state hits rail services in Orissa

Following is a report by IANS and taken from

January 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Orissa’s Regional Party Demands For Separate Koshal State

Following is a report from

Orissa’s regional party Kosala Kranti Dal carried out a peaceful demonstration in the state asking for separate Kosal state that would contain 11 districts of Orissa. The rally included more than 1,000 activists.

They assembled near the state assembly building carrying banners and posters. They carried on their march on the main street of state capital Bhubaneswar. Police officer Utkal Keshari Das said, “Over 1,000 people staged a peaceful demonstration.”

The party demanded for a new state that shall have the districts of Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Koraput, and Sundergarh. In the later part, the party conducted a public meeting wherein a number of speakers stressed the problems encountered by these regions on account of negligence from both the state and central government.

Party head Pramod Mishra said in his address, “We have separate Kosali language. Our culture and traditions are different. Our regions are the poorest in India despite having huge mineral and forest wealth.” He added, “Only a separate Kosal state can improve the condition of our people.”

Kosal state’s demand came into force since the central government approved to carve out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh.

December 23, 2009 at 11:19 am 1 comment

Indian media giant CNN-IBN writes about Koshal state

CNN-IBN reports about the separate Koshal state demand.  It writes, Orissa’s turn: Thousands stage rally for Koshal state.

December 23, 2009 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Thousands stage rally near the state assembly for a separate Koshal state

December 23, 2009 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Koshal is our birth right

This is a report from, reported by Dolamani Pradhan:

The Kosal state movement has reached to a historical juncture. All the people of Kosalanchal cutting across party line have unanimouly supported the cause.

 Palpable tension is mountig at the premior college campuses of westerpart of orissa. Student of Rajendra college has boycotted the classes showing their extreme regionalism for kosal  movement. The student union of  G.M. College , Sambalpur is following suit. The president of Sambalpur University Padmanava Mishra has supported the Kosal movement whole heartedly. The students are going to demonstrate befor the university entrance gate tomorrow. Palpable situation is mountaing in VSS unitary University Burla. The VSS medical college is also echoing the same sentiment. The situation is going out of control day by day. The student are in now or never mood. Equal amount of  anger is visible in NIT, Rourkela.

The Kosali Ekta Manch is going on organising seminar and conferencess throut India and out of India. The political out fit of KEM , Kosal Kranti Dal has declared to gherao Raj Bhawn on 23 . The time to make history is at hand said Pramod Mishra the President of Kosal Kranti Dal last nigt at Sambalpur .

The All Kosal Students Union has left no stone unturned. A strategy has been drawn to block NH 6, 201,42. 224. Entire kosal region is in a terrific mood. The opression of last 60 years is responsible for Kosal State demand said some Professors of Sambalpur University on the condition of anonimity. They noded in favour of Kosal State citing the example that all IIT.IIM ,AIIMS and 11 universities are there in coastal region while the solitary university of Sambalpur in the only educational Institution for western part. The situation is worst , farmer suicede, distress sell has forced the peple to demand a Satate. The region is culturally united any thing can happen at any time. The NRI friends of Kosal region have taken the movement to Global arena.

Contact Info:
Rugudipara, Bolangir. Kosal, Inidia, Pin-767001

December 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Maps of separate Koshal state distributed in Orissa

Following is a report from IANS taken from

Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) The Kosala Kranti Dal, a political party in Orissa which has been demanding separate statehood comprising 11 western districts, Friday distributed maps of its dream state to people.
The maps were distributed in the district headquarter of Bolangir, its president Pramod Mishra told IANS. He said the maps would also be distributed in other parts of the western region in the next few days. Bolangir town is 320 km from here.

Hundreds of students in Sambalpur, Bargarh and Bolangir towns boycotted classes and walked streets with posters and banners, and shouted slogans in favour of a separate state.

Mishra said his Dal has planned to launch a massive agitation in the coming days to press its demand. “We are going to demonstrate in Bhubaneswar in front of Raj Bhaban on Dec 23,” he said.

The demand for separate state has picked up momentum in Orissa following the central government’s decision to pave the way for a Telangana state in Andhra Pradesh.

The Kosala Kranti Dal wants a new state comprising the districts of Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Koraput, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundergarh.

Known as the Kosala region, these districts suffer from poverty and backwardness, deaths due to malnutrition and high infant mortality rate.

December 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

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