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Maoists support agitating Odisha farmers

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Phulbani: Maoists have extended their support to the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) over the latter’s demand of ‘Price, Prestige & Pension’ for the farmers of Odisha.

The rebels have put up posters in Phiringia and Guchapada areas of Kandhamal district mentioning about their support towards the agitation by the farmers.

Through the posters, the Maoists have demanded the release of those farmers who were recently detained while they were going to participate in ‘Jan Satyagraha Padyatra’.

They have further demanded ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of the farmers who have committed suicide.