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Tag: Lawyers Agitation

After SC Rap, Orissa HC Bar Association Decides To Resume Work From Nov 4

Cuttack: After the Supreme Court rap, Orissa High Court Bar Association on Friday decided to put their ongoing cease work agitation on hold and announced to resume court work from November 4. Announcing the decision, Orissa High Court Bar Association president Gopalkrushna Mohanty informed that “Following Supreme Court’s repeated judgements on disruption in court work […]

Will There Be Deployment Of Paramilitary Forces At Orissa HC?

Cuttack: Taking a stern note of the ongoing lawyers’ agitation in Orissa High Court, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that the Judiciary system cannot be brought to a standstill. A bench of the Apext Court comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Juctice KM Joseph came up with such observation during hearing of a case […]

High Court Bench Demand
Western Odisha HC bench heat reaches Assembly

Bhubaneswar:  The proceedings of Odisha Assembly were disrupted today following ruckus created by Congress members over lawyers’ agitation demanding establishment of a permanent High Court bench in Western Odisha. Alleging that the common man is being affected due to non-functioning of courts, the Congress demanded a reply from the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in […]

Protests rear head for HC bench in northern Odisha

Balasore: Amid the ongoing letter-war between Centre and the Odisha government, the demand for establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court has now gained momentum in northern Odisha. Lawyers of western and southern Odisha have been agitating for establishment of high court benches in their respective regions. A protest was staged by Balasore […]

High Court bench demand: Centre throws ball back into Odisha court

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing letter-war between Centre and Odisha government over establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court, the Union Law & Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today threw the ball back into the State government’s court. Responding to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s letter, Prasad today urged the former to […]

Lawyers launch economic blockade demanding HC bench, district status to Rourkela

Rourkela: A one-day economic blockade was launched by the lawyers’ association to put pressure on Odisha government to set up a permanent bench of Orissa High Court and grant district status to Rourkela. Normal life was completely thrown out of gear on account of the blockade today. The agitating lawyers staged a demonstration by locking […]

Lawyers stage protest in Jeypore demanding permanent HC bench in undivided Koraput

Koraput: Members of the District Lawyers’ Association of Jeypore staged a protest today demanding establishment of a permanent High Court Bench in undivided Koraput. The agitation will continue till December 17 and if the demand is not fulfilled, the association has threatened to call for Jeypore bandh on December 18. According to sources, all the […]

Police-lawyer spat: HC defers hearing till tomorrow as CB fails to submit charge sheet

Cuttack : Amidst the on-going controversy surrounding the lawyers’ agitation, the Orissa High Court deferred its hearing till tomorrow as Crime Branch failed to submit the charge sheet today. As per reports, during the hearing held on November 9, the Crime Branch had asked for a six-week time for submission of the charge sheet, which […]

HC Bar dismisses 3 lawyers including 2 from BJD legal front for 'sabotaging' agitation

Cuttack: Alleging that there was a deliberate attempt to derail the lawyers’ agitation, Orissa High Court Bar Association on Friday dismissed three lawyers including two office bearers of the ruling-BJD’s legal front. Besides, a show-cause notice has also been issued to Odisha Bar Council chairperson, Tahali Mohanty, informed Orissa High Court Bar Association secretary, Satyabrat […]

Lawyers show black flags to Odisha Minister SN Patro in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: The agitating lawyers today showed black flags to Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro in Sambalpur during the latter’s visit to the area for Kharif crop procurement meeting. As per sources, the minister was earlier scheduled to hold the meeting at RDC office but later rescheduled the place apprehending protest by […]

Lawyer agitation: Nearly 2-month-long cease-work stir cripples justice delivery in Odisha 

Bhubaneswar: Whether justice is being denied could be argued by some, but there seems to be an inordinate delay in justice delivery as it is almost 2 months that the Orissa High Court has remained out of bounds for the common man. It is now for the past two months that the lawyers under the […]

Orissa HC lawyers defy SC order; decide to continue cease-work stir

Cuttack: A day after Supreme Court urged the agitating lawyers of Orissa High Court to withdraw their stir, the members of the Bar Association today decided to continue their cease-work protest till Wednesday. At a high-level meeting, Orissa High Court Bar Association secretary, Satyabrat Mohanty said that they have high respect for the apex court […]

Lawyers-police spat: Orissa HC lawyers threaten to gherao Naveen Niwas

Cuttack: Lawyers of the Orissa High Court who are protesting over their ongoing spat with police in connection with attack on an advocate by Chauliaganj police personnel last month, have threatened to intensify their agitation by gheraoing the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Due to the strike, work at offices of Treasury, Collectorate, Excise, […]

Lawyers lock up Rourkela Family Court

Rourkela: Demanding appointment of judges to fill up the vacant posts in Rourkela Family Court, lawyers of Rourkela Bar Association today locked the main gate of the court situated at Udit Nagar here today. Various sensitive cases, including marital disputes are pending in the court since days due to an acute shortage of judges, the […]

Agitation of Orissa High Court lawyers intensifies

Cuttack: The agitation by Orissa High Court lawyers demanding recruitment of judges in vacant posts intensified after members of the Orissa High Court Bar Association launched a relay hunger strike today. As a result of the strike, the court was not able to receive any new cases and processing of old case files was also […]

Lawyers’ cease-work agitation affects Orissa HC functioning

Cuttack: The functioning of the Orissa High Court has been paralysed since Monday as the lawyers are on a cease-work agitation demanding immediate appointment of judges against the vacancies. Hearing of cases has been visibly affected since the start of the week creating problems for the people. “I had the date for hearing but there […]

Jajpur Strike
Jajpur lawyers withdraw agitation after assurance from Law Minister

Jajpur: The 18-day agitation of lawyers at Jajpur Road in the district was withdrawn today after receiving a written assurance from Law Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo. The advocates began the agitation on April 2 demanding establishment of Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court and Tehsil Office at Jajpur. It may be mentioned here that various women […]