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We’ll approach SC seeking justice in matter: Punjab CM on BSF jurisdiction extension

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said that political parties in Punjab will hold protests against the extension of BSF jurisdiction in Punjab and will also approach the Supreme Court seeking justice in the matter.

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said that political parties in Punjab will hold protests against the extension of BSF jurisdiction in Punjab and will also approach the Supreme Court seeking justice in the matter.

“Political parties will hold agitations against the extension of BSF jurisdiction in Punjab. We will also approach the Supreme Court seeking justice in this matter,” Channi told media here after an all-party meeting over the matter.

“A session of Punjab Assembly will be convened in the next 10-15 days to pass resolutions against the Central government’s notification (extending BSF jurisdiction) and against the three farm laws,” added Channi.

Channi further informed that all political parties in the state have unanimously passed a resolution that the notification regarding Centre’s recent enhanced jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) be rolled back.

An all-party meeting was convened by Channi today to discuss the Centre’s recent enhanced jurisdiction of the Border Security Force.

Leaders from various political parties were seen at Punjab Bhawan for the meeting. The main opposition party, Aam Aadmi Party, was represented by Bhagwant Mann and Aman Arora whereas Daljit Cheema and Chandumajra were Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) representatives.

“All parties unanimously passed a resolution that this notification be rolled back (by Central government). If the government does not do it, parties decided that, a session of Vidhan Sabha be called over this,” Channi said.

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“As this is a matter related to Punjab and Punjabis, law and order is a state subject and it’s like a raid on our rights in the federal structure, all political parties in Punjab will come together in the fight to make Centre withdraw the notification,” Channi added.

Meanwhile, BJP’s Punjab unit decided to boycott the meeting stating that there is no conflict between the BSF and the state police.

Senior BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia said, “BSF is a concurrent list subject. Along with the BSF, the Punjab Police can also carry out searches and register cases. The drones are used to smuggle weapons and drugs and to stop these illegal activities, the jurisdiction of BSF has been widened.”

Alleging that the Congress government in Punjab has not delivered the promises that they made in the manifesto, Kalia said, “During the all-party meeting, the Congress government should discuss the party manifesto.”

first published:Oct. 25, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

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