Sambalpur: Lawyers of Sambalpur District Bar Association today intensified their agitation over demand of establishment of High Court bench in western Odisha.
While Law students took out a bike rally here, members of the bar association staged relay hunger strike to press their demands.
The agitating lawyers have decided to paralyse functioning of the State and Central Government offices in the area from today to November 30. The lawyers have been continuing cease-work over the demand since September 5.
They have also called for a 48-hour ‘Mahabandh’ in western Odisha on November 29 and 30. District Bar Association President Bijitendriya Pradhan said all Government offices, educational institutions, courts, banks and financial institutions will be closed during the two-day ‘Mahabandh’. Besides, vehicular movement and train services will be paralysed, he added.