Tribals from across Odisha and other states on Monday gathered at Kalinga Nagar industrial complex in Jajpur district to observe the 17th anniversary of the police firing in which 14 people, protesting alleged forcible land acquisition by Tata Steel, were killed in 2006.
Hundreds of tribals led by Visthapan Virodhi Jan Manch (VVJM), the outfit spearheading the anti-displacement movement since the Kalinga Nagar firing, took out a rally from Champakoila, the spot where the police firing took place on the fateful day years ago. The tribals also visited Veerbhumi where the deceased were cremated before attending a meeting at Ambagadia in which anti-displacement leaders of several organisations vowed to fight any policy that exploits locals
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