Agitation over HC bench demand continues in Odisha’s Balangir

Balangir: Even as the 24-hour bandh called by the lawyers’ association and Central Action Committee (CAC) in Odisha’s Balangir demanding a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the district came to an end this morning, the district lawyers’ association has decided to keep courts, Collector’s office and Tehsil offices closed.

The shutdown will be observed by the agitating lawyers till December 10, reports said, adding that they are scheduled to stage dharna in front of the Collector’s office over their demand.

The Balangir lawyers’ association had announced for 24-hour bandh on Dec 3 in the district without joining the 48-hour ‘Maha Bandh’ on Nov 29 and 30 by the Sambalpur Bar Association and CAC over setting up of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in western Odisha.

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