Impeachment not a matter of joke

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

A noteworthy section of MPs have tried to ignite a position for impeachment of the Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra on grounds mentioned in their signed notice to the Chair of Rajya Sabha.

The very situation that gives birth to contemplation of impeachment, such as this, is indicative of a serious syndrome that has afflicted the country’s plain faith on integrity of judges, who, by virtue of their positions, become known to the entire population overnight. To what extent lower judiciary is corrupt and compromising is anybody’s guess.

But the present set of allegations against the incumbent CJI is not meant to correct his manners or to impeach him for his proven involvement in any particular matter that generally injures the image of judiciary. it seems the attempt is prompted by denigrators of Deepak Mishra, whom his heading the Apex Court is somewhat irritating. The inferiority complex of certain anti-Oriya elements might also have a role in this use of parliamentary privileges.

If the law makers are really interested to impeach the CJI for his fault, they must include the real fault for which he should be censored. And that fault is: His inaction in dealing with the pending allegation of a former Law Minister of India , who himself is a great practitioner of law – Shanti Bhushan – that CJIs such as Justices Ranganath Mishra, K N Singh, M H Kania, L M Sharma, M N Venkatachalliah, A M Ahmadi, J S Verma, M M Punchhi, A S Anand, S P Bharucha, B N Kirpal, G B Patnaik, Rajendra Babu, R C Lahoti, V N Khare and Y K Sabharwal were indulged in corruption – eight of them definitely – while acting as judges. Bhushan’s allegations are pending before the CJI (as and when one is) since 2010. By not rejecting the allegation as baseless or not by accepting the allegation as correct through proper adjudication to the satisfaction of Indian public, like his predecessors, Justice Deepak Mishra is certainly guilty of dereliction in duty and deserves impeachment.

Why the impeachment notice is silent on this? Is the team of law makers considering impeachment as a matter of joke?


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Bhasha Andolan wishes that the Assembly makes the Orissa Official Language Act completely flawless, so that, governance of Orissa in its entirety – both in Government and Private offices – becomes an absolute, unavoidable and invincible must.

The bureaucracy is conspiring to frustrate its demand for punishment to whoever foils or tries to foil the very purpose of creation of Orissa.

Orissa was created for the single purpose of use of Oriya in every office within the State.

The struggle of our people to get the services in Oriya is recapitulated in my book available online in since 2009 and for those who cannot visit this portal, Shabdasparsha, a publishing house of Bhubaneswar has brought out its print edition in December 2015 that has laid the foundation of new wave of Oriya nationalism. The printed edition of this historic book is sold at A. K. Mishra Agencies, Roxy Lane, Badambadi, Cuttack-9, also available with the publisher at 1590/3730, Sastri Nagar, Bhubaneswar-1. It has proved that Orissa was created for the single purpose of being served in Oriya language and nothing else.

So, whosoever does not work in Oriya is an annihilator of the very purpose of creation of the State, and deserves to be punished severely by the people of Orissa.

This is why, when nominated to the Ministerial Committee on “working” of the Orissa Official Language Act, I had, on September 3,2015, submitted a draft legislation to amend the Act to punish whosoever doesn’t work in Oriya and disobeys the Act.

After long two years and seven months of my submission of the draft legislation, thanks to Bhasha Andolan, Orissa, the State Government is going to place the Bill for this purpose in the current session of the Legislative Assembly. But it is allegedly pregnant with such a shrewd design that despite the amendment, contraveners would escape punishment. Therefore the law-makers, particularly whosoever MLA is loyal to Orissa, needs to study the evolution of this amendment before debating over it.

It has proceeded through three states.


IN my draft dated Sept.3, 2015, I had suggested that a new Section, numbered as Section-4, be added to the Act of 1954

It wanted the State Government to make two provisions in the amendment, if my suggestion was accepted.

Firstly, the nomenclature of The Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 should be changed and the Act be renamed as ‘The Odisha Public Language Act, 1954” (Sub-Section (1) of my proposed Section-4) .

Secondly , “the State Government may make Rules for carrying out all or any of the purposes of this Act or for due enforcement of any or all provisions of this Act or for enlarging the scope or purpose of this Act and/or for providing punishment for the violation of any provision of this Act” (Sub-Section (2) of my proposed Section 4)

When Sub-Section (1) of my draft was aimed at expanding the scope of the Act to all official and non-official concerns of Orissa as well as to include all regional words like Koshli, Sambalpuri, Jalesvari, Ganjami, Deshia,Garjatia, Adibasia etc to ensure that administrative, judicial and commercial services are available to all the Oriyas in the mother tongue, the Sub-Section (2) was aimed at bestowing upon the Government the power to make Rules to punish the offenders of the Act and to drive it ahead.


IN fidgets over the suggested penal prosecution in my draft, following its publication in the official website, the anti-Oriya elements in administration prevailed upon the Chief Minister to drift away from his declaration (December14, 2015) in the Assembly that the proposed amendment was on the anvil.

The CM rendered the Ministerial Committee inconsequential, the arbitrariness of which is nowhere witnessed in any responsible government.

We established Bhasha Andolan, Orissa to espouse the draft legislation noted above.

Oriya linguistic nationalism took rebirth in a very unique pattern under the Black-Flag of this movement that commenced on April 13, 2016 , wherein who’s who of Oriya stalwarts participated with pride over the resurgence of Oriya nationalism.

The glorious campaign constantly hitting the nerve center of administration in Bhubaneswar for 39 days forced the egoistic government to bend down for the first time in its history and the CM told his party in the forenoon of May 21, 2016 that the amendment shall be brought in the next session of the Assembly, while requesting the Andolan through various channels to call off its Black-Flag campaign in view of the assurance. We demanded that the amendment be brought in through Ordinance. And, the Ordinance was promulgated in the night. Section 4 of the aforesaid draft proposal was given expression in two sections added to the Act under this Ordinance later replaced with a regular law. These were:

Section 4. The State Government may, within such period, in such manner and by such
authority, as may be prescribed in the Rules made under this Act, review and
monitor whether the direction contained in the Notification issued under Sub-
Section (2) of Section 2 has been effectively implemented. And,

Section 5. The State Government may make Rules to carry out the purpose of the Act.

Thus, when the Government got itself educated from Section-4 of my draft that, Rules must have to be made to carry out the purpose of the Act, and yet it had no power to make the Rules, it created Section 5 to acquire that power, exactly as I had suggested on September 3, 2015,

But the new Section 4 was full of ambiguity inasmuch as there was no word on how should they be treated whom the “review and monitor” mechanism would find guilty of contravention of the Act. The CM told the Press that all obstacles to work in Oriya will be removed with the Rules to be framed by August 15, 2016.

Relying upon the CM’s oral clarification before the media, Bhasha Andolan postponed its Black-Flag campaign till that period.But to its shock, the Rule made a farce of legislation. It only created provisions for a Committee to be comprised with the Chief Secretary and five other departmental secretaries as ex-officio members to (a) hold the meeting of the Committee at least twice in a year and (b) prepare the report regarding effective implementation within a period of two months from the date of holding the meeting and to submit the same to the government within a period of one month after the preparation.”

Bhasha Andolan rightly rejected this farce and resumed the Black-Flag Campaign with effect from August 16, 2016. That the so-called Orissa Official Language Rules, 2016 was stillborn needs no proof, as it is hidden from the Assembly as yet and no meeting, no report, as mentioned in its body, is yet on records.


As the entire Oriya nation woke up and Black-Flag Campaigns hit the roads in different important places all over Orissa, the Chief Minister invited Bhasha Andolan to find out a solution. Besides me, Pradyumna Satapathy and Pabitra Maharatha represented the Bhasha Andolan in the discussion.

We apprised him of how his mandarins have played a joke with the nation of the Oriyas and him as well.

We made it clear that, empowering the offenders to “review and monitor” their own offenses would never do anything other than suppression of the same.

Whether or not the Chief Minister understood what I said in Oriya, we do not know. But it was quite amusing to note that Chairman of the mysteriously extinct Ministerial Committee (former Minister) Debi Prasad Mishra, incumbent Minister Prafulla Samal and Rajya Sabha member P. K. Dev, who were present during the discussion, were translating me to him in English.

Lest our oral submission fails to click, we had taken with us a written submission wherein a new draft was advanced to replace the Section 4 that was inserted into the Act in 2016 as noted above

We showed how “Section 4 inserted by 2016 amendment of the Odisha Official Language Act,1954 was inherently deficient to remove the obstacles from the way of governance of Odisha in Odia” and demanded that, the said deficient Section 4 be replaced with the following:

“The State Government may, in such manner and by such authority, as may be prescribed in the Rules made under this Act, receive complains from the general public of Odisha in matter of contravention of the Act and over and above such complaints, without prejudice to their entitlement to prosecute, suo motto review and monitor whether the directions contained in the Notification under Sub-Section (2) of Section 2 are contravened and subject the contravener to punishment stipulated in the Rules.”


We were expecting that, what we have suggested above would be used to replace the deficient Section 4 of the Act as amended in 2016. But, sadly, the political government is behaving as subservient to the executive government. Instead of replacing Section 4 with the draft we have given to the CM on May 19, 2017, addition of a new Section numbered as 4-A is proposed in the amendment on anvil, wherein, according to my sources, the ingredient of punishment would be kept to give the impression that failure to work in Oriya shall attract penal action. Government hopes that the Bhasha Andolan would stop its campaign with this amendment.

At the outset it would certainly appear as a victory of the Bhasha Andolan.But, we may reject it, if the people of Orissa are not given the power to sue anybody in case of non-performance in Oriya.

The amendment on the anvil would have a very unwanted mischief to reward whosoever works in Oriya. When under the Law it would be the duty of the fellows in service – be it Political or Executive , Governmental or Commercial – to render their services to the people in Oriya, why should at all be any of them rewarded for the legally required performance?

Bhasha Andolan would look deeply into this mischief and take a correct decision in time.

As far as my information goes, with such a reward provision, the expanded Section 4 , i.e. Section 4-A, shall just breath punishment to be spelt out in the Rules. But in this new Section (4-A), if that is so, there would be no power given to the people of Orissa to sue the contraveners of the Official Language Act.

Unless the people are given the right to sue the foilers of the purpose of the creation of their beloved province, as is the wont of the fellows that have habitually violated the Act till date and have tried to obstruct the required amendment of the Act so far, shall never sue the offenders.

Thus, despite the Law amended, if the amendment materializes this session of the Assembly, Orissa shall not be governed in Oriya as a must, as the castles of administration manned by men of anglicized mentality, would continue to suppress the offenses of violation of the Act, as they have been doing since creation of the Act in 1954, and specifically since the mandatory Notification was promulgated in 1986 and Rules created in 2016.

As representatives of the people of Orissa in the Legislative Assembly, our MLAs irrespective of party affiliations, should rise to the occasion and ensure that the amendment becomes flawless with unambiguous empowerment of the people to sue anybody who fails to work in Oriya. The draft legislation, which the Bhasha Andolan had handed over to the CM on May 19, 2017, as quoted supra, should be the touchstone for the purpose of the proposed amendment and if the proposed amendment does not have the provision to empower the people to sue the offenders, to bring the same thereinto through their own amendment motions.

This amendment being very urgent and important for governance of Orissa in Oriya, our MLAs should see that the Assembly takes up the matter, if moved, and adopt with necessary corrections as suggested by Bhasha Andolan.


If the Government have not yet made the Bill to amend the Odisha Official Language Act by replacement of Section 4 or by addition of a new Section such as Section 4-A., before placing it before the Assembly, it should review the draft of the Bill and ensure that power is given therein to the general public of Orissa to sue whosoever contravenes the Act without any prejudice to the Government’s power to prosecute; and, simultaneous with enforcement of the amendment, the Rules advanced in STAGE NUMBER ONE be adopted and accordingly, as suggested in Rule 11.1 thereof, the “Language Committee” comprising a judicial officer not below the rank of an Assistant Sessions Judge and a Professor in Oriya, in other words a “Language Court”, be appointed to prosecute the persons not working in Oriya and/or indulged in defeating the purpose of creation of Orissa.

The other thing the Government must ensure is that, the proposed amendment with empowerment of the people to sue the contraveners of the Official Language Act is timely circulated amongst the members, moved in the Assembly and adopted. The Assembly should not be adjourned before the day appointed for placing and passing of the proposed amendment of the Act.

Supreme Court should watch it and introspect

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

My animadversion on judicial emphasis on working of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act only if a case is prima facie made out is now more relevant.

From a posting in social media facebook I am loading a video for your perusal. It is with an intro as reproduced below:

After the March 20th verdict of the Supreme Court, this has happened in Orissa’s Simulia in presence of the area Police personel including their Officer and Tahsildar, who is by virtue of his position a Magistrate.

The Supreme Court should watch it and introspect.

The unprecedented protest should make the Supreme Court know where the shoe pinches

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

For the first time, the Indian Republic witnessed that the tortured victims of caste supremacism have reached the last limit of tolerance and if the judiciary takes them for granted, reaction shall be fearsome. Dalits’ acrid agitation on 2nd April against alleged dilution of SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act ,1989 by the Supreme Court in its 20th March verdict, should be read as a warning against caste apartheid they are being constantly subjected to in India.

It is a shame that in the Republic of India, the members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, whose massive contribution to martyrdom has brought independence to our country on which the Republic stands, are treated as sub-humans and are being forced to live under the mercy of upper-caste chauvinists.

When the 1989 Act was framed, they were being forced by upper-caste people to live like animals The atrocities they were being subjected to were enumerated though incompletely, in the Act itself, that provided for imprisonment and fine to whosoever of the non-SC and non-ST segment,

1. forces a member of a Scheduled Castes or a Scheduled Tribes to drink or eat any inedible or obnoxious substance;
2. Acts with intent to cause injury, insult or annoyance to any member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe by dumping excreta, waste matter, carcasses or any other obnoxious substance in his premises or neighborhood;
3. Forcibly removes clothes from the person of a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe or parades him naked or with painted face or body or commits any similar act which is derogatory to human dignity;
4. Wrongfully occupies or cultivates any land owned by, or allotted to, or notified by any competent authority to be allotted to, a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe or gets the land allotted to him transferred;
5. Wrongfully dispossesses a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe from his land or premises or interferes with the enjoyment of his right over any land, premises or water;
6. Compels or entices a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to do ‘begar’ or other similar forms of forced or bonded labour other than compulsory service for public purposes imposed by Government;
7. Forces or intimidates a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe not to vote or to vote a particular candidate or to vote in a manner other than that provided by law;
8. Institutes false, malicious or vexatious suit or criminal or other legal proceedings against a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
9. Gives any false or frivolous information to any public servant and thereby causes such public servant to use his lawful power to the injury or annoyance of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
10. Intentionally insults or intimidates with intent to humiliate a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe in any place within public view;
11. Assaults or uses forces to any woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe with intent to dishonor or outrage her modesty;
12. Being in a position to dominate the will of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe and uses that position to exploit the sexually to which she would not have otherwise agreed;
13. Corrupts or fouls the water of any spring, reservoir or any other source ordinarily used by members of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes so as to render it less fit for the purpose for which it is ordinarily used;
14. Denies a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe any customary right of passage to a place of public resort or obstructs such member so as to prevent him from using or having access to a place of public resort to which other members of public or any section thereof have a right to use or access to;
15. Forces or causes a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to leave his house, village or other place of residence”

Had there been no atrocities, there would never have been this law.

Despite the law, upper-caste people have not changed their minds and mentality, be they private or Police, mandarins or ministers, legislators or jurists. Taking this reality into mind, the 2013 Amendment Bill brought in through an Ordinance had admitted in its Objects and Reasons that,

procedural hurdles such as non-registration of cases, procedural delays in investigation, arrests and filing of charge-sheets and delays in trial and low conviction rate on account of which inspire of deterrent provisions, atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes continues as disturbing level which necessitates the amendment in the Act.

But the Bill had to lapse in 2014 as the Ordinance could not be replaced in parliament. Atrocities continued more brutally. The 2015 Amendment was, therefore , made to include new definitions, new offenses, re-phrasing of existing sections and expanding of the scope of presumptions while providing for Institutional strengthening, establishing rights of victims and witnesses, strengthening preventive measures and a new section on Appeals. The Amendment was enforced with effect from 26.1.2016.

The key features of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, are:

(1) New offences of atrocities like tonsuring of head, moustache, or similar acts which are derogatory to the dignity of members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, garlanding with chappals, denying access to irrigation facilities or forest rights , dispose or carry human or animal carcasses, or to dig graves, using or permitting manual scavenging, dedicating a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe women as devadasi, abusing in caste name, perpetrating witchcraft atrocities, imposing social or economic boycott, preventing Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates from filing of nomination to contest elections, hurting a Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes woman by removing her garments, forcing a member of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe to leave house , village or residence, defiling objects sacred to members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe, touching or using words, acts or gestures of a sexual nature against members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe.

(2) Addition of certain IPC offences like hurt, grievous hurt, intimidation, kidnapping etc., attracting less than ten years of imprisonment, committed against members of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe, as offences punishable under the PoA Act. Presently, only those offences listed in IPC as attracting punishment of 10 years or more and committed on members of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe are accepted as offences falling under the PoA Act.

(3) Establishment of Exclusive Special Courts and specification of Exclusive Special Public Prosecutors also, to exclusively try the offenses under the PoA Act to enable speedy and expeditious disposal of cases.

(4) Power of Special Courts and Exclusive Special Courts, to take direct cognizance of offense and as far as possible, completion of trial of the case within two months, from the date of filing of the charge sheet.

(5) Addition of chapter on the ‘Rights of Victims and Witnesses’.

(6) Defining clearly the term ‘willful negligence’ of public servants at all levels, starting from the registration of complaint, and covering aspects of dereliction of duty under this Act.

(7) Addition of presumption to the offenses –If the accused was acquainted with the victim or his family, the court will presume that the accused was aware of the caste or tribal identity of the victim unless proved otherwise.

DESPITE all such legal provisions, the SC and ST population is facing atrocities that Courts have failed to stop. From the Annual Report, 2016-17 published by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, it transpires that in 2015, out of 15638 cases decided by Courts , 11024 cases resulted in acquittals. This means, the prosecuting machinations are so rampant against the victims of atrocities that despite charge-sheets framed on irrefutable evidences on the spot, 11024 cases our of 15638 cases had to end with rewards of acquittals to the tormentors in the courts in 2015. That, this year, according the above mentioned official report, 495 cases were withdrawn, is enough for us to assume that the poor victims were so much frightened that they had no other way than withdrawing their cases.

In the circumstances, requiring a poor victim of atrocities to make out a prima facie case as a prerequisite to prosecution under the POA Act, may lead to nullification of the purpose of the Act.It may bring in not only legal but also political upheavals that India would best desire to avoid.

In order to know where the shoe pinches, the Supreme Court should institute an inquiry into why 11024 cases out of 15638 cases of atrocities lodged by SC and ST population against their tormentors failed in 2015 and why as many as 495 cases were withdrawn. If the Supreme Court is really for supremacy of the Constitution, the caste system must immediately be quashed and every privilege claimed and enjoyed by the name of any caste be declared unconstitutional and extinguished. Till then, under no pretense, the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act should be interfered with.

Culture Secretary requested to complete the inquiry against D.P.Pattanayak

Roving Reporter

Bhasha Andolan Chairman Subhas Chandra Pattanayak met the Culture Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi on Wednesday in his Secretariat chamber and requested him to complete the inquiry pending in his department against Linguist Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak and his team that evidently stole away the researched documents and documented report of the State and created a parallel copyright over the same in matter of Classical Oriya and by using the position as authors/ creators of this report have been deriving numerous official benefits even in contravention of official norms.

The Chief Secretary was moved by Bhasha Andolan to blacklist Dr. Pattanayak, non-stop recipient of government benefits by influencing the administrative machinery. He has a palatial building in Bhubaneswar and separate mansions of his children; facts, which he has recorded in his writings. Yet, by using the Chief Secretary, posing as the person authorized to draw up the State’s Language Policy, even though there is neither any Govt. Notification nor appointment, he has taken a government bungalow in his name near the highly secured Court Zone of Bhubaneswar and has sub-let it to a fellow who has collaborated with him in the above offense against the State. That fellow resides in this bungalow with his family. Bhasha Andolan has brought this mischief to the notice of the Chief Secretary, but, in vain. Thus his unpunished offense has emboldened him to get profit fetching MoUs with various government organizations and universities and even to bag several lakhs of rupees from the State exchequer, suppressing the fact of his lack of legal entitlement to such government grants, particularly through the Department of Culture. Therefore, with documentary evidences, the Chief secretary was moved to blacklist him and his team, so that further engulfment of Language sector and State funds by the mafia could be stopped.

The Chief Secretary asked the Secretary Culture to enquire and report and the Culture Secretary asked the Odia Bhasa Pratisthan to conduct an inquiry and report. The matter is gathering dust in the Pratisthan, when the Culture Secretary has given the mafia gang further funds in total disregard to the ban spelt out in Grants-in-aid (Cultural and-Sports Institution) Rules: 1986.

The Bhasha Andolan Chairman, discussing all these points, requested the Culture Secretary to see that the inquiry is not made to stay abandoned and the Pratisthan be asked to complete the inquiry within a fixed time and report and the same report be placed before the Government for prompt action. He assured to promptly intervene.

Oriya Language created Orissa and therefore Orissa must be ruled by Oriya Language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to have developed a wrong notion that governance of Orissa in Oriya depends upon his mercy. His press-note of December 17 and full page display advertisement in major broadsheets of today force us to arrive at this apprehension.

In his December 17 press note it was declared that he had held a meeting with the five members of the ministerial committee on that day for the purpose of “strictly implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 in official and non-official level” to facilitate which a website has been floated by the government. In the full page multi-color advertisement in broadsheet dailies today, this is intriguingly missing.

The advertisement is designed to tell the people that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken historical steps to save and develop Oriya language, and has enumerated the steps he has taken. This is blatant lie. Neither he nor his government has executed any single item claimed to be “historical” in the official advertisement. The entire advertisement is nothing but false propaganda. What a shame it is, that, the people of Orissa are taken for granted by their Chief Minister! Read more →

Navakalevara: Legends and reality

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Legends are the most misguiding mischief aimed at superimposing lies on reality so that indigenous people of an occupied land are kept too dazzled to see the dark face of the rulers and the class of exploiters can keep its victims subjugated to its authority, while forcing them to forget the heroic history of evolution of their own philosophy of life, their own splendid spiritual realizations, their own socio-economic uniqueness, their own ancient culture, their own valorous past, their own way of social integration and their own civilization.

We see this mischief galore in the context of Navakalevara of SriJagannatha.

So, here, we are to rip apart the legends and bring the reality of the Navakalevara to light, as thereby alone we can reach the lost uniqueness of the people of Orissa.

We will use Puri Sankaracharya’s self-proclaimed authority over Navakalevara to proceed with our purpose.

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Samaja in Maze of Forgery: Two former Ministers of Orissa – Lingaraj Mishra & Radhanath Rath forged the WILL of Gopabandhu; Both benefitted till their death; SoPS continues to Loot

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Oriya daily SAMAJA founded by late Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, to which, out of their love and reverence for the great humanitarian leader, the people of Orissa had and have been giving their financial and moral support, is in a menacing maze of forgery and loot.

Sadly, two of Gopabandhu’s trusted men – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath – who, because of being known so, had the opportunity of becoming cabinet ministers in Orissa, were the masterminds and/or makers of the forgery from which the paper is yet to be salvaged.

Both of them – Lingaraj and Radhanath – had partnered with each other in forging the last WILL of Gopabandhu to grab the Samaja, which being Gopabandhu’s paper was of superb credibility and the greatest political instrument of the day. They had performed this crime behind the screen of and in nexus with Servants of the People Society (SoPS), of which, while breathing his last, Gopabandhu was the Vice-President. Read more →