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Supreme Court of India (SCI) Decision on SYL Canal & PTAA Expected Today

November 10, 2016 | By

Chandigarh: As per media reports the Supreme Court of India is expected to give its decision (opinion) on the Presidential reference over the validity of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004, today.

A five-member Constitution Bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave had concluded hearing arguments on the issue on May 12. The other members of the Bench are Justices Shiva Kirti Singh, PC Ghose, AK Goel and Amitava Roy. Two of the judges Justice Anil R Dave and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh are retiring this month.

UPDATE | SCI Rules Against Punjab in Presidential Reference on SYL Canal & PTAA Issue …

On March 17, the Bench had directed the Punjab Government and the Centre to maintain status quo on the land acquired for the construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, thus stalling the move to return it to the farmers.

Image used for representational purpose only.

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Haryana had filed an application against the move to return the land acquired for the SYL canal, pleading for its hearing along with the Presidential reference on the 2004 PTA Act under which Punjab had unilaterally terminated its inter-state river water sharing agreements.

Punjab government has called an emergency meeting today to discuss the situation.



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