The newspaper of a minister of the Orissa – Sanchar – has kept its readers in dark about the unique Bhasa Andolan (Language Movement) of Orissa that demands for Governance of Orissa in Oriya language.
On the other hand, it has editorially attacked Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, whose brainchild is this movement, in order to mislead the movement, when the minister has publicly argued that contravention of the Orissa Official Language Act, enacted and enforced in 1954 to ensure governance of Orissa in Oriya, is no offense.
Having been attacked in the editorial, Sri Pattanayak had sent his reaction in form of a clarifying write-up to the editor of the paper. But the same is suppressed.
We prefer, therefore, to put the version of Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak before the people of Orissa in their interest.
This was first published in scribd.com.