Best example of torture and harassment of students inside the white walls of Christian church has come out to picture. Two nuns (sisters) are arrested for torturing and keeping homosexual affairs with students at Baripada.
According to police records, two minor girls namely Anjana Behera of village Titia and Sarojini Murmu of village Nachhipur under Khunta police station took admission in the ?Bijoy Sadan?, missionary chhatri nivas?, a school run by Christian missionaries. It functions in the premises of the local Baptist church at village Baghamara. After their admissions they were allegedly compelled to worship Jesus Christ and to chant Bible continuously from 5 AM to 11.30 AM. As they were failing to do this due to sickness, tortured a lot both physically and mentally. In order to save life, both of them flew from the school and these heinous acts of missionaries came to light. Protests made by the local Hindu social organisation to arrest the culprits.
The two victims in the local police station on July 27, 2007 lodged F.I.R. S.Saswati the in-charge district collector of Mayurbhanj visited the spot along with the investigating cops. On July 28, 2007, two nuns namely sister Marry (50) and sister Prema (60) were arrested and forwarded to the court of S.D.J.M, Baripada. Latter as the court rejected their bail applications, they are remanded to judicial custody.
Shri Ranjan Mishra, a local social activist told that, ?Inside the church school, many heinous activities are going on. Students are forced to have sex with attendants and teachers. As most of the students belong from poor vanvasi community, their torture has no limit. We have informed the district administration about this, and if no actions taken, we will not sit silently,? he warned.
On the other-hand, the church authorities have denied to comment more on the issue, expect the word ?Truth will prevail?.
BMS declares war on SEZ Projects: Statewide protest
OPPOSING the on going Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has declared open war. On the eve of its foundation day celebration at cuttack, a resolution has been passed in this regard, strictly opposing to these projects inside the state. Its national organising secretary Shri Krushna Chandra Mishra in an interview to ?Organiser? told that ?SEZ? is not good for the health of our country. It is not the Special Economic ?zone?rather Special Exploitation Zone?, which aims at exploitation of our resources. Multinational corporations are keen to exploit our farmers, labourers and encroach fertile lands, through this SEZ projects.?
He also told that ?as the SEZ projects are totally tax free areas, our government will loose a lot of revenue. There is no specification of project and the only aim is to grab the farming lands of poor farmers. Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and vice chairman of Planning Commission Shri Montek Singh Alluwalliah have joint hands with MNCs, he added.
Prof. Ram Prashad Mishra, the central vice president of BMS condemned the government'smove for establishing SEZ. He told ?at first it must be cleared that what type of project is going to be set up in side the SEZ area. There is no provision in the SEZ Act for such declaration. Hence the SEZ Act must be amended. And SEZs should not be permitted in the fertile and cultivable lands.? he opined.
Shri Mishra also informed that about 4000 SEZ projects have been finalised in 120 nations of the world. India has permitted to 364. And 500 Zones are targeted to be established. By this 6,12,500 hectare cultivable lands will easily be grabbed.
State vice president Shri Basanta Sahoo anticipated the hands of ?real estate business? and land brokers behind the 8 proposed Zones in Orissa.?BMS will protest it state-wide through public programmes at district levels?- informed Shri Prasanta Kumar Padhi, state president of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh.