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Don't politicise national security issues: Amarinder

Chandigarh, November 11

Rejecting the Punjab authorities decision moved within the Vidhan Sabha on Thursday in opposition to the proposed transfer of the Centre to increase the operational jurisdiction of the Border Safety Pressure (BSF) from 15 km to 50 km, former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh requested the state authorities to not politicise the difficulty of nationwide safety for petty partisans ends and motives.

“The operational jurisdiction of the BSF issues nationwide safety and never the legislation and order within the state, which the present powers that be in Punjab are apparently not in a position to perceive,” he remarked in an announcement right here.

Amarinder Singh stated it was unhappy that the federal government was attempting to politicize a difficulty, which issues nationwide safety and issues all border states, together with Punjab.

He identified that it’s not solely Punjab, however the states like Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal and others the place the BSF jurisdiction is 50 kms contained in the worldwide border.

Furthermore, he added, with Pakistan utilizing refined expertise and extremely improvised drones with a variety of as a lot as 30 km, it’s important that the BSF will get extra operational jurisdiction.

“Extending the operational jurisdiction of the BSF neither infringes upon the federal authority of the state, nor questions the competence of the state police in sustaining legislation and order, as some vested political pursuits are attempting to make out,” Amarinder Singh remarked.

The previous Chief Minister additionally made it clear that there’s a enormous distinction between the legislation and order and nationwide safety. “Sadly individuals taking part in up the difficulty are unable to make out the distinction between the legislation and order and the nationwide safety,” he noticed, whereas mentioning “the BSF like Punjab Police is our personal pressure and never any exterior or international pressure coming to occupy our land”.

IANS

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