BHUBANESWAR: With the State witnessing a spurt in communal violence and the Government failing miserably to maintain law and order, the Opposition Congress on Wednesday sought Governor SC Jamir’s intervention in the matter.
A delegation of the party, led by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan, met Jamir and apprised him of the recent incidents of communal clashes in different parts of the State.
The delegation also submitted a memorandum seeking his intervention in the matter, said Harichandan.
“There has been a complete breakdown of peace and communal harmony in several parts of the State and this has created an atmosphere of fear and apprehension in minds of people, particularly in pockets with a significant population of religious minorities,” the memorandum stated.
The party cited the incidents of communal violence at Soro in Balasore district, Basudevpur in Bhadrak district, Rourkela in Sundargarh district and Pattamundai in Kendrapara district over immersion of Lord Ganesh idols.
Harichandan claimed that law and order situation had collapsed in the State which is evident from the spurt of communal violence in traditionally peaceful Odisha.
“We demand action against police officers concerned for failing to maintain law and order,” Harichandan added.