Naveen writes to Centre again for HC benches in western and southern Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid continuous agitation in various parts of western and southern Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today once again wrote to the Centre requesting ‘early decision regarding establishment of permanent high Court benches in these region of the States.

Referring to all his previous letters, he shot off a fresh one to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, stating “In view of unrelenting agitation by the people of these regions and also considering the imperativeness of the matter, I would request that an early decision regarding establishment of permanent benches of High Court in western and southern Odisha be taken by the government of India to fulfill the aspirations of the people of these regions”.

Justifying the establishment of high court benches in view of overwhelming public demand, Patnaik also reaffirmed his government’s commitment to provide requisite resources for the same. The CM also concerned about lawyers’ stir that has affected the functioning of court and government works too.

As per the recommendation of Justice Jaswant Singh Commission that government of India has the authority to decide about creation of separate high court benches other than the principal seat, he further stated.

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