BJP to undertake padayatra to give justice to Pari
Bhubaneswar: The State BJP on Wednesday announced to undertake padayatra in all the 147 Assembly constituencies to give justice to the family of minor girl Pari, who was allegedly abducted and murdered.
Pari, a five-year-old girl of Jadupur village in Nayagarh district, was abducted and murdered on July 23 and her decomposed body, packed in a sack, was found near her house 10 days later.
Though Pari’s parents had lodged a complaint with the police, the cops took no action against the accused. Parents of Pari attempted to immolate themselves in front of the Assembly during the last session protesting against the inaction of the police and demanding justice.
They alleged that police took no action against the accused Babuli Nayak as he is close to Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo and the Minister was shielding him.
The incident created a furore in the winter session of the Assembly with both the Congress and the BJP stalling the proceedings of the House for several days.
While the BJP has been demanding the resignation of the Minister and a CBI inquiry into the incident, the Congress had demanded a court-monitored SIT probe. The State Government first ordered a Crime Branch inquiry and then a court-monitored SIT probe led by IGP Arun Bothra.
Former DGP and BJP leader Prakash Mishra said the SIT has no legal sanctity and its report will not be accepted by court.
BJP general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan said the padayatra would be held from December 15 to 20. Every day, the padayatra would cover around 15 to 20 km. He said on December 21, the BJP would take out a three-day long padayatra from Bhubaneswar to Jadupur, the village of Pari, demanding justice for the minor girl.
Street corner meetings will be held at various places on way to Jadupur during the three-day “Pari Pain Nyaya” (justice for Pari) padayatra, Harichandan said.