Bandh in Kalahandi district for High Court bench

Bhawanipatna: Normal life was affected in Kalahandi district on Monday due to a bandh called by Kalahandi Bar Association and all party joint action committee demanding establishment of a bench of Orissa High Court here.
The supporters of the bandh resorted to picketing, road blocks and demonstrations in different parts of the district.
While vehicles were off the road, banks, central and stage government offices, shops and business establishments, educational institutions and courts were closed.
Besides this district headquarter town, normal life was also hit in Kesinga, Junagarh, Dharamgarh, Narla, M Rampur and Jaipatna.
The President of Kalahandi Bar association, Daitari Pradhan said "The bandh shows the combined strength of the people of Kalahandi. Bhawanipatna is the most suitable spot to locate the Odisha High court bench considering geographical condition of KBK region," he said.
The agitation would be intensified if their demand was not met, Pradhan said.
Shortly, a delegation of the district would approach both state and central governments and the Pal commission for the establishment of the bench here, he said.