Puri: Members of 30 families of Kurupala village in Puri district staged a night-long dharna in front of Krushnaprasad tehsil office protesting banishment for political reasons.
As per reports, the agitation is a part of bringing the matter to the notice of the tehsildar.
The incident is related to a tussle over the general elections held in 2019 after which supporters of a particular political party were ostracised.
They were barred from using village water, electricity and many other basic facilities. Meanwhile, the torture inflicted on the victim families grew intolerable day by day, sources said.
Following this, they resorted to agitation in order to express their grievances.