· TERMS IT AS A DIRECT ONSLAUGHT ON FEDERALISM AND DEMANDS ITS IMMEDIATE ROLL BACK
· SAYS CM NEVER RAISED THIS ISSUE WITH GoI
· WILL MEET PM AND HM SOON TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE
Chandigarh, October 13: Slamming the Centre for the current modification in Section 139 of the BSF Act that tantamount to an assault on federalism, the Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa requested the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to right away withdraw this resolution.
In an announcement, S. Randhawa, who additionally holds the portfolio of Home Affairs stated this illogical resolution was completely towards the spirit of the elevating of border guarding forces, that are required to deal with the worldwide border and act as the primary line of defence. He stated that policing within the hinterland isn’t the position of a border guarding power, fairly it might weaken the capability of the Border Security Force in discharging its major responsibility of guarding the worldwide border.
The Deputy CM additional stated that he would quickly personally name on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to resolve this difficulty.
Meanwhile, S. Randhawa categorically stated that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has neither raised this difficulty with Centre nor requested for enhancing the jurisdiction of BSF together with worldwide border.
Emphasizing the necessity for glorious cooperation between Central and State companies, S. Randhawa stated that such coordination have to be enhanced with data sharing for taking immediate motion to withstand unlawful actions. He additional stated that joint operations towards medicine and terrorist modules have been efficiently carried out between the BSF and Punjab Police prior to now in addition to mechanisms for data sharing and coordination are already in place. There are not any justifiable causes for unilaterally altering the prevailing preparations by the Government of India, besides to weaken the State Government and the spirit of federalism, asserted the Deputy CM.
The above notification by the Central Government, with out acquiring the concurrence of State Government quantities to encroachment upon the powers and roles of States by the Centre. The Union, State and Concurrent Lists specify the topics underneath the area of the Centre and the States. Police and regulation & order are topics underneath the State List and are sorted by the States. By conferring powers of law enforcement officials upon BSF officers with out consulting State Governments or acquiring their concurrence, the Central Government is making an attempt to distort the federal construction of the Constitution, added Deputy CM.