The Palampur Zila Banao Sangharsh Samiti intensified its agitation in support of its demand to accord the district status to Palampur. Hundreds of local residents took out a rally in Palampur City.

While addressing the protestors, Samiti speakers criticised the previous state governments for biased treatment to the Palampur region. They said that the district status for Palampur was a long-standing demand of seven lakh residents of Palampur, Baijnath and Jaisinghpur sub-divisions of this region. Samitis also submitted a memorandum to the Palampur SDM in this regard.

President of Samiti, Jagmel Katoch said they will further intensify its agitation from April 9 by holding a big rally in Palampur. He also threatens that if the government fails to accept the demand, a complete shut down will be observed in the entire Palampur region.