CM faces protest against Pipli incident

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In the wake of the Pipli gang rape case several political as well as non-political organisations today pitched strongly in favour of an independent investigating agency to probe all the rape cases and also to reopen all such cases gathering dust in the labyrinthine lanes of the judiciary system. The organisations today organised a joint rally in the capital to press the demand for CBI probe into the Pipli incident.

On the other hand, chief minister Naveen Pattanaik, on a five-day visit to the national capital, today finally broke his silence since the Pipli incident created flutters in the entire state after NSUI activists of the Jawaharlal Nehru University staged demonstration before his residence in New Delhi.

With every passing day the number of protests against the Pipli gang rape case is increasing in the state. Civil society members, activists of non-government organisations. journalists and workers and leaders of several non-BJD political parties today brought out a huge rally from Master Canteen Square to AG Square to protest against the rape incident. Later a delegation of the rallyists met the Governor and submitted a memorandum demanding CBI probe into the incident. Another protest march was organised by the Student Congress workers from the Master Canteen Square to the PMG Square. The student activists have demanded the immediate ouster of agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathi from the state cabinet.

Protest against the Pipli incident too echoed in the national capital New Delhi. Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi led by NSUI leader Manoranjan Mohapatra today staged demonstration before the residence of chief minister Naveen Pattanik who is on a five-day visit to the capital.

Chief minister Naveen Pattanaik in his reaction later said," An order has been given for a judicial probe into the incident and the commission would submit its report within three months. The crime branch investigation is on also the guilty would be punished defintely." Be that as it may, there is hardly any doubt about the politicalisation of the rape case while protests too get stronger against the incident with every passing day.