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Odisha CM seeks establishment of permanent High Court benches

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Wednesday requested to take an early decision to set up permanent benches in western and southern regions.

"It is urged that an early decision regarding establishment of permanent Benches of in Western and Southern be taken by the to fulfil the aspirations of the people of these regions," the said in his letter to the

He said there is adequate justification for the establishment of permanent benches of in the Western and Southern parts under the criteria laid down by

"The Parliament has the prerogative to establish such benches in exercise of its power under Entry-78 of the Union List," said.

He also assured that the would provide adequate resources for the establishment of the High Court Benches in these areas.

The said there has been a persistent demand from the people of these regions for setting up permanent Benches of to mitigate the inconvenience faced by the litigants.

Notably, the members of on Wednesday staged a dharna at the Nelson Mandela Chhak in Sambalpur demanding a permanent bench of the high court.

The lawyers' body also decided to close down all the courts in the district from Wednesday till September 20, the concluding day of the monsoon session of the state Assembly.



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First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 17:40 IST