Members of various civil society organizations taking a protest rally
Members of various civil society organizations taking a protest rally
Bhubaneswar: Members of various civil society organizations on Tuesday sought the intervention of Orissa Human Rights Commission (OHRC)to ensure justice to the people injured in the clash between the villagers and the security guards at the plant site of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) at Angul last Tuesday.

A protest rally including the members of Lokshakti Abhiyan (Odisha), Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Odisha Jana Manch, Odisha, CPI (M) D. M. A had submitted a petition to OHRC on the JSPL clash issue.

It is noteworthy to mention that the violent clash had taken place when the security guards of JSPL hit the villagers when they were demonstrating near Kaliakata gate of the steel plant, demanding jobs and proper rehabilitation in the project. The villagers alleged that the company defied the Government’s direction and gave employment to outsiders ignoring the interest of the local people who gave away their land for the industry.