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Odisha seeks Centre's early decision on permanent HC benches

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Friday requested the to take an early decision on the establishment of permanent benches of the in western and southern

In a letter to Ravi Shankar Prasad, the said the people of these areas are persistently agitating for permanent benches of

"There is overwhelming public demand for establishment of permanent Benches in both western and southern and the people of these areas are persistently agitating for the same," said

He said the agitations have often affected the functioning of courts and other government offices in these regions.

"While the is aware of various decisions of the as well as the recommendation of the for establishment of the bench of a High Court away from its principal seat, it is also a fact that has the authority to decide about creation of separate bench(es) of the High Court other than the principal seat," said the

"In order to facilitate the to take an early decision on this pressing issue, I would like to reaffirm the commitment of the that we will provide all requisite resources for establishment of High Court Benches in these areas," he added.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:10 IST