Citizens for Justice and Peace


08, May 2017

September 4, 2009

Peace and Human rights Activist and Victim Assaluted in Kandmalas

Digal a leading Human Rights Activist of Kandhamal involved in the
ongoing peace building process and restoration of  justice to the
affected victims of last Kandhamal violence has been brutally

attacked in his residence last night at 7.30 p.m.(03.09.2009) by
some unknown miscreants  just half K.m. away from G.Udayagiri Police
Station. As alleged in the complaint submitted to the O.I.C.,
G.Udayagiri P.S., it reveals  that while Mr. Digal was in his
residence along with his wife and only daughter 5 antisocial
elements carrying swords and Pistol covering their faces with black
cloth entered in to the house, threatened him to kill if he dares to
continue to take  leadership in justice restoration process in
future and asked to immediately vacate the house. They physically
attacked and injured him by sword and also kicked him and gave him
blows. They also forcefully took away Rs.5000/- cash, an ATM   card,
some important papers and  valuables. As his wife managed to escape
from the back door of the house and shouted the neighbors for help,
the miscreants fled away.

revealed  that he was threatened by some known miscreants at 4.p.m.
on the same date in his residence and he had also informed to the
District Administration and Superintendent of Police including the
Human Rights Commission of Orissa repeatedly regarding the impending
danger to his life and about the ongoing attacks on him by the
antisocial elements and vested interests.  

known  Rights and Social Activists  of Kandhamal like  Keshamati
Pradhan, Sumabati Pradhan, Brajabandhu Pradhan and Hemant Naik have
expressed their grave concern on the growing trend  violence which
are  not very often reported due to administrative in action and
proper maintenance of law and order situation in the district.
Stringent action against the criminals and perpetrators demanded to
build up confidence amongst the activists campaigning for peace and

Kindly write to the District Administration for appropriate action
and protection for the said activist.


Keshamati Pradhan                                                                  
Hemant Naik


Kuidina Forum for Peace and Justice

At –
Nuasahi ( Kupanaju)

– G.Udayagiri

– Kandhamal

762100, Orissa

– 9437645267

e-mail : [email protected]









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