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Cong seeks governor's intervention into Odisha lawyers' strike

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Sunday sought the intervention of to resolve the ongoing lawyers' agitation in the State.

A party delegation led by Cuttack district met the and submitted a memorandum seeking his intervention to end the impasse which has been affecting court works for more than two months.

The lawyers of are on strike since August 29 demanding the arrest of a and a police havildar for allegedly beating up a on August 28 here.

The leaders hit out at the government accusing it of having failed to resolve the issue.

"The lawyers have been observing a cease-work for the last 65 days which has crippled the entire justice delivery system in the state," alleged Moquim.

The Congress said the party delegation urged the to advise the to take concrete steps to settle the lawyer-police row so that normalcy can be restored in judiciary.

The Bar Association in on Friday had decided to continue the agitation till November 9, the date fixed by the to hear all the three writ petitions pertaining to the lawyer-police strife arising out of the August 28 incident.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 22:45 IST