Bolangir lawyers call for district-wide bandh on December 3

Bolangir: The Bolangir District Bar Association and its central action committee have decided not to participate in tomorrow’s ‘Maha Bandh’ called by the Sambalpur Bar Association and have instead given a call for Bolangir bandh on December 3.

The Sambalpur Bar Association has called for the Maha Bandh to press for the establishment of a permanent High Court bench in western Odisha.

According to sources, the Bolangir Bar Association has rather decided to take up the demand for re-establishment of High Court bench in Bolangir. To press for this demand, the lawyers in the district will also observe cease-work strike from December 1-15.

Bolangir District Bar Association president, Ashok Mohanty said “We have been protesting for two and a half months now. We will launch cease-work from December 1-15 and observe district bandh on December 3.”