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Odisha lawyers join 2-day strike called by BCI

Press Trust of India  |  Cuttack 

Lawyers of all the bar associations in Odisha, including that of Orissa High Court, joined the two-day nationwide demonstrations in response to a call given by the of (BCI).

The last week had decided to extend its support to the and accordingly it requested all the lawyers of the state to join the February 11 and 12 agitations in protest against alleged indifferent attitude of the Union government towards the cause of the lawyers.

As part of the nationwide protest, lawyers in took out rallies from their respective bars, marched towards the offices of district collectors and tehsildars in their areas and submitted memoranda addressed to the Prime Minister, said State Bar Council, chairman,

Lawyers of and other bars located here also took out a rally and submitted the memorandum to district lawyers along with their colleagues of Bhubaneswar will also submit a copy of the memorandum to the on Tuesday.

Among others, the lawyers are demanding better infrastructural facilities for courts across the country and a budgetary allocation of Rs 5,000 crore for financial protection, stipend and for lawyers and their families. The lawyers are also demanding amendment to the Legal Services Authority Act so as to allow lawyers to head the authorities.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:40 IST