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Odisha HC lawyers to continue strike till March 5


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The lawyers of Orissa High Court today decided to continue their ongoing cease-work and relay hunger strike till March 5.

The high court's Chief Justice Vineet Saran, who is on leave now, is likely to join on March 5.

"The general body of the High Court Bar Association met here and unanimously resolved to continue the agitation till March 5. We will decide on further action after meeting the chief justice," Association secretary Satyabrata Mohanty said.

The lawyers are boycotting courts since February 12 and are on relay hunger strike from February 19 demanding filling up of judges' positions lying vacant in the High Court.

More than 40 percent of the posts are now vacant and there have been no appointments here since May 2015.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 10:25 PM IST

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