Amritsar, July 12
Damdami Taksal Chief Harnam Singh Khalsa has demanded from the Union Government that Sections 78, 79 and 80 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, should be scrapped, as until then Punjab will not get justice.
Khalsa said that “discriminatory” steps taken by the previous Congress governments at the Centre should be reviewed to provide justice to Punjab. He demanded that the Union Government should pass a resolution in Parliament to scrap the said sections. He claimed that before Independence, areas such as Rajasthan had been paying Punjab for the use of water, but after Independence, these provisions were not followed. — TNS