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Hunger strike at Malkangiri jail

Inmates of the local sub-jail on Monday launched a fast-unto-death stir demanding fullfilment of their 14-point charter of demands, including those raised while releasing the abducted Malkangiri Collector in February.



Malkangiri (Orissa): Inmates of the local
sub-jail on Monday launched a fast-unto-death stir demanding
fullfilment of their 14-point charter of demands, including
those raised while releasing the abducted Malkangiri Collector
in February.

The agitators, led by top Maoist leader Sriramulu
Srinivas, demanded withdrawal of combined security force from
Orissa and release of the tribals and others arrested on the
charge of supporting Maoist activities after abduction of
Malkangiri District Collector, R Vineel Krishna on February
14.

Though an agreement was made between the Orissa
government and the mediators for a peaceful solution to the
hostage crisis, none of the demands had been fulfilled so far,
the agitating inmates said.

All inmates including five women were on a hunger
strike and it would continue till the demands were met, the
Maoist leader said.

The sub-jail houses 210 inmates including 22 Maoists.

"We are keeping a watch on the development," SP
Anirudha Singh told reporters.

PTI

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