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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Amid the sudden spurt in crimes against women and children in Odisha, the State unit of Congress on Friday turned the heat on the BJD government and announced that the party will launch massive state-wide demonstrations over the deteriorating situation.

OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik said the Congress will stage peaceful demonstrations in front of the offices of Superintendent of Police across the State on December 21.

“In a peaceful state like Odisha, there has been steep rise in crimes and atrocities against children and women which is really shameful for the people in the State. Hence, the Congress will stage demonstrations in front of offices of Superintendent of Police across the State on December 21,” said Patnaik.

According to Patnaik, Odisha government has turned a mute spectator to the rising atrocities and crimes against women and children in the State.

The Odisha Congress chief further expressed concerns over the reports on steep hike in the cases pertaining to the abduction of girls in the State.

“Women and children are not safe in Odisha. The Congress will intensify its protests demanding adequate security for the women and children,” said Patnaik.

The statements of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) or Odisha government over the statements of the Congress party could not be obtained.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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