Odisha: Rallies held seeking release of tourists

Kandhamal district witnessed a series of rallies with people seeking safe release of the two Italian tourists abducted by Maoists.

Updated: Mar 20, 2012, 00:00 AM IST

Phulbani: Kandhamal district on Monday
witnessed a series of rallies and peace meetings with people
from different walks of life seeking safe release of the two
Italian tourists abducted by Maoists.

The rallies were attended by Rabindra Mishra Additional
District Magistrate of Kandhmal, school students and elderly
persons.

Meanwhile, Sajan George, President Global Council of
Indian Christians, and its state convener Asit Mohanty have
appealed to the Maoists to free the tourists without causing
any harm to them.

Banabasi Surakhaya Parishad, Kandhmal Vikas Parishad,
Kandhmal District Citizen forum, District Press Club and
District Bar Association also made similar appeals to the
ultras.

PTI