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Jeypore lawyers extend their stir for HC bench till Feb 15

Koraput: The District Bar Association (DBA) on Saturday extended its cease paintings protest until February 15 intensifying its agitation for establishment of an everlasting bench of the Odisha High Court in Jeypore.

The attorneys had introduced the cease paintings on December four, 2018 until January 31, 2019, but as their demand is yet to be fulfilled they have extended their agitation. “Lawyers is not going to attend to court works in Jeypore and different portions of the district until our demand is fulfilled. If no concrete decision is taken through the state govt before February 15, then we will come to a decision our subsequent plan of action,” mentioned Biresh Patnaik, president of DBA, Jeypore.

According to the DBA, Jeypore, which is 550 km away from the Orissa top court in Cuttack, fulfils all criteria laid down through the Jaswant Sinha Commission for establishment of an everlasting top court bench. On December 18, underneath the central coordination committee, attorneys noticed a bandh in Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Rayagada districts to pressurise the federal government to meet their demand. “If established at Jeypore, the everlasting top court bench will cater to the felony wishes of the citizens of Nabarangpur, Rayagada and Malkangiri districts, which might be over 500 km from Cuttack and over 60% of its citizens belong to the below poverty line category,” mentioned Patnaik.

Since 2012 the DBA has been tough the establishment of an everlasting top court bench at Jeypore and on a number of events it has resorted to hunger strikes, rallies, dharna and bandh calls. “Our demand is being intentionally overlooked through the state govt,” complained Patnaik.

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