Prof. G Hargopal has written a letter to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik regarding hunger strike by under trial prisoners demanding speedy trial of their cases in jails of Odisha.
Hargopal is one of the Maoists chosen mediators who negotiated with the Odisha government for release of R Vineel Krishna, the then Malkangiri district collector and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi who were abducted by the ultras in February 2011.
Dear Shri. Naveen Patnaikji,
Pl recall our meetings at the time of Malkangiri episode where we intervened and negotiated on a request from Odisha Govt and Maoist party. You would agree that the issue could be negotiated without any loss of human life. I am sure you would also appreciate civil societal intervention helps in conflict situations.