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Established in 2004, the Odisha Unit has been functioning from Bhubaneswar with a sub-unit at Kandhamal. In addition to routine legal aid work, the unit provides critical support to religious minorities who are facing brutal attacks at the hands of fundamentalist forces. Recent attacks against Christians in Kandhamal are a case in point where Orissa unit played a critical role. Apart from this, the unit has engaged itself with a number of groups being displaced by either multinational mining companies or special economic zones (SEZs). The unit played a significant role in organising a public hearing at the site of POSCO, the South Korean steel giant that is threatening to displace thousands of people and robbing them of their livelihoods.

Apart from this, the unit organised people’s tribunals and later published reports on the spread of communalism in the state and against mining and human rights violations in Kashipur.

The focus is also on all other HRLN Initiatives. The team engages in awareness building, training, legal support, fact-finding, networking, legal counselling, and

publications of ‘know your rights’ posters and training materials in local languages on rights issues.

The unit has played a major role in terms of intervention in Kandhamal district where Christian minority is facing persecution at the hands of fundamental forces. The team is providing much needed support in a conflict-ridden situation following the communal attacks in 2008. From organising fact-finding missions to providing legal support to those who were wrongly discriminated against and imprisoned, the team most recently provided a legal safe-haven and support network for those affected by the conflict. In addition to this, the office continues to file PILs in defense of marginalised communities, including stigmatised members of society such as sex workers. An example of this was the 'Arun Mallick compensation case' whereby a petition was filed before the high court for the proper rehabilitation of commercial sex workers of Bhubaneswar. HRLN Orissa intervened in this matter and as a result, the court delivered a historic judgment stopping the government from evicting them without proper rehabilitation.


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