Similar rallies were held in Bhawanipatna, Athagarh, Parla-khemundi, Balangir, Gajapati, Kandhamal and even Rourkela. Many offered puja in temples and organised yajnas for the release of the abducted officials.
All colleges and schools remained closed on 17th Feb. in Malkangiri town in protest against the abductions. Bus operators stayed off the road in support of the mass upsurge against Maoists.
ITCSA (Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association) is organizing a peace rally with candles on 21-02-2011(Monday) at 7.45pm near R.C.Reddy IAS study circle, Ashok Nagar, Hyd. In this regard all are requested to attend the rally and appeal the Naxals through media to release Mr. Vinil Krishna IAS without any delay.