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Assam: Advocates in Kokrajhar stage sit-in-demonstration demanding resumption of court

Hundreds of advocates from the Kokrajhar District Bar Association, Assam joined hands in the sit-in-demonstration today at district court on demand of early resumption of physical court and opening of the Bar association across the state.

Along with rest of the state, the Bar association has also staged the protest demonstration for an hour,which was started from 11.30 am.

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The association demanded early resumption of the physical court and opening of the Bar association.

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President of the Bar association NC Saha, vice president Abdul Khader Miyah have urged the state government to make resumption of physical court and opening of Bar association. They said that common masses as well advocates across the country are facing severe hardships due to lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic. They have opined of early resumption of the physical court undress of virtual court.

It may be mentioned that the courts have remained closed since the first phase of the lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 cases are rising at an alarming rate in the state. Assam reported 4593 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate was 3.20%. Of the 4593 confirmed cases, 632 from Kamrup (M), 460 from Kamrup (R), 335 from Nagaon and 265 from Dibrugarh.

With these the total number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 68999; of which 21626 are still active and 47209 have recovered so far while the death toll has increased to 161. The new deceased are Himangshu Dey (70) of Cachar, Debabrata Choudhury (49) of Karimganj, Dhaneswar Sharma (56) of Dhemaji, Biswajit Ghosh (53) and Mahesh Baruah (60) of Dibrugarh, M I Hussain (58) of Kamrup Metro.

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