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Amritsar: AISSF threatens to launch stir over SYL

The All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) on Friday threatened to launch a protest against the construction of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal on February 23.

punjab Updated: Feb 11, 2017 16:51 IST
HT Correspondent
Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad.
Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad.(HT File Photo)

The All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) on Friday threatened to launch a protest against the construction of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal on February 23.

A protest march will be taken out from Devigarh village on February 23 and it will reach Kapoori village in Patiala at around 3 pm, where the outfit will start “closing down” the canal, said AISSF president Karnail Singh Peer Mohammed.

Karnail Singh said Sikh groups have launched hi-tech mobile voting apps to muster support to challenge the Supreme Court’s order on the canal before the International Court of Justice at The Hague in the Netherlands.

The groups are aiming to collect one million votes of the indigenous people of Punjab from all over the world by March 11, he added.

Haryana’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) too has set February 23 as the date to start contruction of the canal “if the governments do not do it”.

(with PTI inputs)