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SYL row: RAF holds flag march in towns bordering Haryana

punjab Updated: Nov 14, 2016 11:47 IST
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Rapid Action Force personnel taking out a flag march in Patiala on Sunday. .(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

The Rapid Action Force (RAF) on Sunday held a flag march in various parts of the district as a precautionary measure in view of the likely law and order problem over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.

One company of the RAF began a march from the bus stand and covered several parts of the city, including the Fountain Chowk and the Leela Bhawan. It later moved to nearby towns of Samana and Patran situated along borders with Haryana.

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Deputy superintendent of police Hansraj said, “The exercise was organised to send a message that security agencies are ready to tackle any law and order problem. The situation so far is normal and all precautionary measures are in place.”

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) continued its morcha against the Supreme Court’s verdict and the state government’s “inability” to represent Punjab’s case properly, for the third day at Kapuri. The party’s state secretary Gulshan Chhabra asked the top leaderships of the BJP and teh Congress to clear their stand on the issue. He said that so far national leaders of both the parties are “silent” on the issue. It shows how both these parties are “playing politics” over the issue.

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On being asked why Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is silent so far, he said AAP’s national spokesperson Sanjay Singh has made the party’s stand very clear that “they will not allow any sharing of Punjab’s river waters”