BJP Mahila Morcha calls for Kandhamal bandh today

Phulbani: BJP Mahila Morcha has called for a bandh in Kandhamal district today protesting rising incidents of crime and exploitation of women in the district.

According to sources, the Mahila Morcha has decided to launch a protest after the recent rape and murder of a minor girl in Kotagarh and in connection with a sex tape allegedly involving a former MLA from the district.

Archana Pradhan, leader of Kandhamal District BJP Mahila Morcha said “The district administration is not paying attention to security of women for which rape of minor girls in on the rise. Protesting against this, we have called for a bandh from 6 AM in the morning till 6 PM in the evening.”

The women members of the party have demanded the dismissal of the district collector and Superintendent of Police (SP).

The BJD has not commented on the bandh call.