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Odisha Lawyer called strike till Wednesday

Bhubaneswar:9/9/18:About 120 of the 167 bar associations in the State on Saturday decided here unanimously that the lawyers across the State would cease work and boycott all tribunals and courts, including the Orissa High Court, till Wednesday next for what they called the “indifferent attitude of the State Government in upholding the dignity of the lawyers”.

The decision was taken after a marathon meeting held at Orissa High Court Bar Association office attended by representatives of all bars of the State, informed HC Bar Association secretary Satyabrata Mohanty.

Notably, the lawyers of Cuttack have been agitating since August 29 protesting against the August 28 police assault on a city lawyer, whose car was involved in a series of road accidents.

Even as the Commissionerate police have placed three policemen under suspension for “misconduct” and the Crime Branch police, upon directions from the High Court, are now investigating into at least four cases registered in connection with the August 28 incident, the lawyers are demanding arrest of the erring policemen. Mohanty also stated that the lawyers have formed an Action Committee, which would meet the Chief Minister and the Law Minister very soon to apprise them about the grievances of the lawyers. The Action Committee will meet on Wednesday afternoon to decide on the next course of action, he informed.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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