Now lawyers want separate Koshal state

December 17, 2009 at 8:18 pm Leave a comment

Following report is from The Statesman:   

A day after students of Sambalpur University revived the demand for a separate Koshal state comprising western parts of Orissa, by boycotting classes and threatening to launch a massive movement, the lawyers lent their support to the cause today.The district bar association (DBA) of Sambalpur which has been demanding for a High Court bench in any place of western Orissa will now be at the forefront of the movement for a separate state, said Mr Pradeep Kumar Bahidar, the president of the association. 

“Since the state government is acting callous about this popular demand by the people of western Orissa and intentionally keeping the region backward and underdeveloped for years together, the bar association has decided to spearhead the demand for the formation of new state, in order to solve the problem of under-development,” he added. 

DBA, Sambalpur, will support any non-political organization that will carry out the movement for a separate state. Since students organizations at Bolangir and Sambalpur have come forward for a separate state, Sambalpur DBA and all other districts of western region will extend their support wholeheartedly and also actively take part in agitational activities.
Mr Bahidar along with the general secretary of association, Mr Chitta Ranjan Panda and other lawyers alleged that state government, in a planned manner, was doing everything to spoil the very future and productivity of this region.

They warned the state government to refrain from the practice of divide and rule since people of western Orissa are now well aware of such mean tactics. 

Mr Bahidar further informed that cease-work by lawyers in the last three days of the month will be held from 23 December to 26 December in view of the state lawyers’ conference at Rairangpur.

Entry filed under: Athmallik, Balangir, Bargarh, Boudh, Demand by Bar Association, Demand of Koshal state, Deogarh, Discussions, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Region watch, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Sundergarh.

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