Cuttack, Feb 26 (PTI) The lawyers of Orissa High Court today decided to continue their ongoing cease-work and relay hunger strike till March 5. Also Read - Delhi Higher Judicial Service Mains Examination 2019 Postponed, Details Here

The high court’s Chief Justice Vineet Saran, who is on leave now, is likely to join on March 5. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Bhumi Pednekar, Others Extend Prayers For Victims

“The general body of the High Court Bar Association met here and unanimously resolved to continue the agitation till March 5. We will decide on further action after meeting the chief justice,” Association secretary Satyabrata Mohanty said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Orissa HC Order, Allowing Only Those Who Test Negative to Return, Stayed by SC

The lawyers are boycotting courts since February 12 and are on relay hunger strike from February 19 demanding filling up of judges’ positions lying vacant in the High Court.

More than 40 percent of the posts are now vacant and there have been no appointments here since May 2015.

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