Bhubaneswar, April 16 (Odisha.in) A human right activist who helped Orissa during a hostage crisis 40 days ago criticized the state government on Saturday for the non-fulfilment of the promises it had made.
The state authorities had promised in writing that there would not be any anti Maoist operations unless and until there is any provocation, Dandapani Mohanty, here said.
“Instead of respecting this agreement the government and the security forces have recently resumed combing operations without any provocation from the Maoists” Mohanty said in a statement.
Similarly the government has done nothing for the release of about 627 innocent tribals who have been kept in various prisons for their alleged link with Maoists, he said.
The police and security forces have rather arrested more tribals subsequently under one pretext or the other, he said.
Mohanty was one of the three activists who played the role of mediators between the government and the rebels during the abduction of the Malkangiri District Collector R. Vineel Krishna and junior engineer P.M.Majhi in February.
The duo were released about a week later after two senior state officials promised in writing to the mediators that the government will fulfill all the 14 conditions- the abductors had made.
Mohanty said most of the conditions have remained unfulfilled even more then a month passed to the end of the crisis.