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Protest in Punjab against giving extra power to BSF, CM Charanjit Channi made this demand

The Central Government has increased the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the areas along the International Border. The Congress government of Punjab and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have opposed the Center on this issue.

Chandigarh: The Congress government of Punjab and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have opposed the increase in the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the international border areas of the country. Both the parties have demanded to withdraw this decision, calling it an attack on the federal structure.

Direct attack on federal structure: CM Channi

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi tweeted, ‘I oppose giving extra power to BSF in areas along the International Border. This is a direct attack on the federal structure of the country. I urge Union Home Minister Amit Shah to announce the immediate withdrawal of this decision.

International Emergency on Punjab – SAD

At the same time, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesperson and former Punjab minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema has also objected to this decision. Cheema said that through this decision, internal emergency has been imposed in Punjab.

Jurisdiction increased to 50 km

Let us inform that till now the Border Security Force (BSF) had the right to search and arrest up to 15 kilometers in the international border areas of the country. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has now increased this radius to 50 km, that is, now the Border Security Force (BSF) will be able to conduct search, seizure and arrest in the area up to 50 km from the international border of the country.

Also read- Ministry of Home Affairs has given this big right to BSF, in these states, action will be taken up to 50KM from the border

Got power against smugglers-extremists

The Central Government has empowered the BSF to do this under the CrPC, Passport Act and Passport (Entry to India) Act. This decision of the Center will help BSF in conducting operations against smugglers and extremists in West Bengal, Punjab and Assam. Apart from these 3 states, where BSF will be deployed in the border area, it will also be able to exercise this right.

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