Tuesday, December 14, 2010

District headquarter status sought for Fazilka :: Sanjha Morcha to begin hunger strike from Jan 5

Our Correspondent

Fazilka, December 13
To get district headquarter status for Fazilka, the members of the Sanjha Morcha have decided to launch the next phase of agitation by starting fast-unto-death from January 5.

It was resolved in the meeting of the five members steering committee and other members of the Morcha, which was held here today at the freedom fighter Lala Sunam Rai MA Memorial Welfare Centre, presided over by its president Sushil Gumber. The ongoing agitation which has entered its 120th day today would come to end on January 4.

The members have unanimously decided to launch fast-unto-death dharna and in the first phase two persons would sit on dharna, disclosed Gumber and spokesman of Morcha, Raj Kishore Kalra.

"We would disclose the names at an appropriate time. However, it is confirmed that the fast-unto-death would be started from January 5 by all means, maintained Kalra."

He further added that the series of fast-unto-death dharna would continue till the demand to get district headquarters status was fulfilled.

He pointed out that the Sanjha Morcha would also launch an awareness fortnight campaign from December 20 to Jaunary 4.

While talking to the Tribune, Jyani said he is ready to sit on fast-unto-death from January 5 and hastened to add that he is at the disposal of the Sanjha Morcha members.

He said he is ready to follow the decision of the Morcha members regarding fast-unto-death.

Jyani said he is ready to quit the post of MLA immediately also if the Sanjha Morcha members desire so.

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