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Orissa High Court Bar Association decided to call off its ongoing strike

Cuttack:2/11/19 The Orissa High Court Bar Association today decided to call off its ongoing strike. They lawyers will resume work from Monday.

The decision was taken at the general body meeting of the association which was convened today.

“Though we will resume work from Monday, but will continue to press for our demands,” said association president Gopalkrushna Mohanty.

Lawyers have been abstaining from court work since October 14 in protest against the recommendation by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment of judges to the Orissa High Court.

Taking the situation seriously, the Supreme Court had on October 24 warned that the conduct of the agitating lawyers fell within the domain of contempt of court. It had also issued notices to the association president, asking him to be present in person on November 8, the day fixed for next hearing on the matter.

Apart from the SC, the Bar Council of India, too, has directed the association to call off the agitation immediately.

About Ashok Palit

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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