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"Maha Bandh" brings normal life to a grinding halt in western Odisha

ANI  |  Sambalpur (Odisha) [India] 

The 48- hour "Maha Bandh" called by the lawyers in has hit the normal life in the western region of the state.

Following the lawyer's agitation that started on Thursday normal life came to a halt in the region due to the shutdown. The lawyers are demanding the establishment of a permanent bench of High Court in the western region.

"Maha-Bandh" and "Rail-Roko" call has been given by the of All The various lawyer's associations of different districts of the state joined the two-day shutdown to press the Centre for the constitution of a permanent bench of in the region.

Due to the "Maha-Bandh" government offices, markets, shops and educational institutions remained closed while some examinations scheduled for Thursday were also postponed.

Vehicular movement was severely affected in the region. Many trains too were cancelled and routes of several trains were diverted.

The seat of the is in Cuttack but have demanded that a bench should be established in Western Odisha also.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 23:25 IST