HC bench: Sambalpur lawyers soften agitation

13/03/2019 at 5:54 PM

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur District Bar Association which is agitating for the last 190 days demanding a permanent High Court Bench in western Odisha, on Wednesday decided to soften their agitation in view of upcoming elections.

Following a general council meeting of the association today, the lawyers announced that all types of affidavits can be prepared and petitions can be filed from March 15 while land registration will begin from March 18. Court proceedings will start from March 25 to provide emergency services only.

The lawyers of the western Odisha district have been on strike paralysing the functioning of the courts since September 5 demanding setting up a permanent bench of the HC in the region.

Odisha will go to poll in four phases starting April 11.

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