Hika fate to be decided in Praja Court
The lawyer of the Maoist-backed Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh(CMAS) Nihar Ranjan Patnaik today told OTV that the Maoists would held the much talked-about `praja court` tomorrow to decide the fate of the abducted MLA held by his captors for over a month now.
Amid all these uncertainties several organisations today conducted rallies in different parts of the state demanding immediate release of the abducted MLA. Several government as well as non-government organisations today brought out a rally in Koraput and urged the Maoists to release Jhina Hikaka. The rallyists later handed over a memorandum to the district collector. In Bhubaneswar, members of about 25 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) also brought out a rally to demand the release of the abducted MLA. The rallyists holding banners and placards urged the Maoists to release the MLA immediately.