Highlights

  • Centre has extended BSF jurisdiction to up to 50 km from border
  • Punjab CM says it's attack on federalism, wants order rolled back
  • Amarinder Singh supports Centre, says move will make us stronger

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The Centre has reportedly empowered the BSF to carry out searches and make arrests up to an area of 50 km from the international border

The Punjab government has opposed the Centre's reported move of extend BSF's jurisdiction to a wider area along the border.

The Centre has reportedly empowered the BSF to carry out searches and make arrests up to an area of 50 km from the international border.

Earlier, the BSF was only empowered to take action up to 15 km inside Punjab.

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Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi has dubbed the move as an "attack on federalism".

Condemning the move as "unilateral" and "irrational", Channi has urged Home Minister Amit Shah to rollback the move.

However, former chief minister Amarinder Singh has come out in support of the move, saying, "BSF's enhanced presence & powers will only make us stronger. Let's not drag central armed forces into politics."

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