DHIKKAR DIBAS HELD AT BALANGIR
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
| PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
=========Members of the Koshal State Coordination Committee led by Pramod Mishra and supported by 32 organisations of Balangir, including the Balangir Action Committee, Citizens’ Committee, Balangir Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Balangir District Bar Association on Monday observed “Dhikkar Dibas” here, condemning the Odisha High Court Bar Association’s opposition to setting up of a permanent High Court Bench here.
“We observed Dhikkar Dibas protesting against the stand of the Odisha High Court Bar Association, Cuttack opposing the move to set up a permanent Bench of the Odisha High Court at Balangir. We condemn their callous attitude towards Koshalanchal neglecting the genuine demands of this area.
All Government offices, including Central Government offices, were closed and people extended their support to us in this agitation,” said Pramod Mishra. Addressing a gathering, speakers mentioned that in the pre-Independence days, a High Court was functioning here, and after merger of Patna State with Odisha the High Court was abolished.
However, the District and Sessions Judge of Balangir functions as a Registrar of High Court as per the special arrangement. When a High Court was functioning here earlier, why are the Cuttack lawyers now opposing setting up of a permanent HC Bench here, the speakers asked Later, the Koshal State Coordination Committee members along with others burnt an effigy of the Odisha High Court Bar Association.