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Lawyers' bandh cripples life in Balangir

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Normal life was affected in Odisha's district following a shut-down called by lawyers demanding setting up of a permanent bench in the the district.

Thirteen trains were cancelled after members of the District Lawyers Association staged rail roko in some places, an East Coast Railway (ECoR) said.

Besides, at least 10 trains were short terminated, nine diverted and three rescheduled, he said.

Shops and business establishments remained closed while vehicular traffic across the district came to a halt as the bandh supporters put up road blockades at several places, police said.

The bandh remained by and large peaceful.

Earlier, a two-day "Maha Bandh" was observed in at least seven Western districts on November 29

and 30 demanding setting up of a permanent bench in the region. The of All Western Bar Association had given the bandh call.

However, Bar Association had decided to launch a separate agitation for setting up of the bench in Balangir. It called for a bandh in the district on December 3.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:20 IST