Orissa HC lawyers to continue stir till March 5

February 27, 2018 08:09 am | Updated February 28, 2018 04:40 pm IST - CUTTACK

The protesting lawyers of the Orissa High Court have decided to continue their cease work and relay hunger strike till March 5, when they will hold discussions with the Chief Justice to chalk out further course of action.

Chief Justice Vineet Saran, 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 activities till March 5 and take further action after holding discussions with the Chief Justice,” informed Association secretary Satyabrata Mohanty.

The lawyers are boycotting courts since February 12 and are on relay hunger strike from February 19 demanding filling up of vacant judges’ posts in the High Court. More than 40% of the posts are vacant and there have been no appointments here since May 2015.

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