Members of the Action Committee of Sambalpur District Bar Association (SDBA) resolved here on Friday to continue paralysing State Government offices and courts even after August 31 besides continuing the relay hunger strike in front of RDC (North) office demanding High Court bench in Western Odisha.
The decision was taken by SDBA as Central Action Committee (CAC) of All Western Odisha Bar Association during its meeting at Jharsuguda on Thursday had left it to SDBA to decide the mode of agitation for the district.
In view of Nuakhai on September 10, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha besides Ganesh Puja on September 9, the CAC had decided to refrain from paralysing State Government and Courts in the region for 15 days beginning from September 1. With the State Government remaining indifferent to the issue, the lawyers with support from different organisations have paralysed State Government offices and courts across the region since August 20.
However, the SDBA decided to continue its agitation over the demand and will paralyse functioning of the State Government offices including that of RDC (Northern Division) and Collector besides judiciary in Sambalpur even after August 31.
Meanwhile, SDBA members closed down all banks, insurance offices, Government offices and judiciary for the second consecutive day on Friday over the issue.