Achievers News: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is observing a 6-hour statewide hartal today demanding justice for murdered lady teacher Mamita Meher.
Reportedly, the party had yesterday announced to observe a statewide Bandh from 6 AM to 12 PM today. However, the Orissa High Court ordered that it is illegal and prohibited political parties from observing Bandh.
Protests are allowed but Bandh is illegal as per orders of the Supreme Court, the High Court noted, a senior Lawyer said. A forum of shopkeepers had filed a petition in the Orissa High Court against the Bandh.
While hearing the petition, the High Court sought an explanation from Congress working president Chiranjeevi Biswal about the nature of the strike. Biswal on behalf of the party said that the protest would be peaceful.