Fazilka, June 27, 2010
The residents of Fazilka and nearby areas are deprived of the "justice at doorstep" principle laid down by the judiciary and the government.
Prime Minister and Law Minister have repeatedly announced to provide justice to the general public and poor litigants at their doorstep.
However, it proved to be hollow as far as the residents of Fazilka are concerned, alleged president, Fazilka Zila Banao Sangharsh Samiti, chairman, Rajesh Kumar Angi in a press-release here today.
He said the district headquarters of Ferozepur is situated at a distance of about 125 kilometers.
To cover such a long distance is not only expensive but inconvenient also for the public.
Angi further pleaded that Fazilka is geographically suitable to make the district headquarter because it is situated at an equal distance from both the sub-divisions of Abohar and Jalalabad.
Fazilka is one of the oldest sub-division of Punjab. Abohar and Jalalabad sub-divisions were earlier the part of this sub-division.
Former president of the Bar Association, Angi, alleged that the successive government and leaders of all the parities have betrayed the people of Fazilka as they never made effort to provide any relief to them.
Rajesh Kumer Agni urged the CM of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal, to declare Fazilka a district headquarters otherwise the Samiti would re-launch their agitation.