Haryana and Punjab’s border districts are on high alert as ‘Water War’ is launched with Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
In Haryana, the opposition party was expected that in order to get water, the digging for Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal will begin.
In November 2016, the Punjab Termination of Water Agreements Bill through Punjab Assembly was considered as “unconstitutional” by the Supreme Court.
In order to jeopardize the SYL canal’s construction, all the water-sharing agreements involving the state and its neighbouring states is terminated by the Punjab legislation.
Since Wednesday, of both the states, thousands of police personnel along with central para-military forces are posted along the Patiala and Ambala district borders to avert the leaders and activists from entering Punjab.
All the security forces along with their senior officers have sealed the border belts to scrutinize the situation. For the close watch even, the helicopters are used by the Haryana Police.
With the move of INLD, the security forces on Ambala-Rajpura section sealed National Highway (NH-1) linking Delhi with Amritsar. The traffic of the bust road has been transferred.
Abhay Singh Chautala, INLD Secretary General decalred that the digging of the canal will take place even if the army will try to stop them. They will not step back due to their threat.
10 km away from the Haryana-Punjab border, INLD leaders and activists are gathered in Ambala city at Subzi Mandi ground.
As per INLD leaders, almost 100,000 activists will march for canal digging towards Punjab. The state police is also prepared, K.P. Singh, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana.