Western Odisha HC bench: Lawyers gear up for ‘Maha bandh’ on November 29

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur Bar Association is gearing up for the massive stir ‘Maha bandh’ on November 29 -30 to press for establishment of a permanent High Court bench in Western Odisha.

According to sources, the members of the district Bar Association shut government offices today as a mark of protest.

The agitation which began from September 5, has gained momentum following support from various political parties and social organisations. Students of law colleges have also joined the ongoing agitation.

“The ‘Maha bandh’ called by the association will be held as scheduled for 48 hours with support public and the preparations for it are in full swing,” said CAC member of western Odisha bar associations, Sureswar Mishra.