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Haryana Khaps Threaten To Cut Punjab from Delhi Over SYL Canal Issue

November 11, 2016 | By

Chandigarh: As per media reports the Khap panchayats’ leaders have threatened to disconnect Punjab from New Delhi after two days by blocking road and rail connectivity if Punjab does not construct the controversial Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.

The warning was issued yesterday after the Supreme Court of India passed a judgement against Punjab directing Punjab to complete the construction of controversial canal.

According to The Tribune (TT), the state unit of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has started making preparations for an agitation and has declared support for Khaps.

“We will wait for two days to see whether the Centre takes steps for implementation of the SC decision to get our share of water. If the Centre does not take the required steps in two days, we will block all roads and rail tracks from Punjab to New Delhi,” said Sube Singh Sumain, Samast Jat Samaj Sangthan spokesman.

Around 20 khap leaders were in Chandigarh to attend a hearing in connection with the Jat reservation case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

After the SC verdict on the SYL, they held a meeting in the MLA hostel and announced the decision to block road and rail tracks in Haryana after two days.

The announcement of khaps to disconnect Punjab from New Delhi could create problems as these social bodies enjoyed immense influence in Jind, Sonepat, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Jhajjar, Panipat, Rohtak, Gurugram, Faridabad, Palwal, Karnal and Kaithal districts.

The state BKU announced that it would support Khaps in their agitation if the Punjab Government refused to accept the decision.


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“We have started preparing for an agitation because we believe that the Punjab Government will oppose the decision without any valid reason. We will first see how Haryana and the Centre deal with the issue as both have BJP governments,” said Bhura Ram, general secretary of the Haryana BKU.

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