Political parties have urged the state government to allow morchas till Kala Ghoda as it was done 14 years ago. At a meeting convened by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Umeshchandra Sarangi on Saturday,representatives of political parties said it was their constitutional right to organise morchas or dharnas. They said all morchas were terminated at Azad Maidan and not allowed to proceed further towards Mantralaya after an interim order of the High Court in 1997. Likewise,dharnas were allowed in Azad Maidan.
The meeting was called as per instructions of the HC to the state government to work out a policy on the issue and determine a place to terminate morchas. The court had issued an interim order in 1997 on a petition filed by the residents association claiming inconvenience to them.