Damdami Taksal for review of Act

Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma (3rd R) leads followers as they offer prayers to Sikhs killed at a temple in the US, at the Golden temple in Amritsar on August 6, 2012. Indian Sikhs, led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, voiced shock and anger August 6 at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the US, with some suggesting American Muslims may have been the intended target. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/GettyImages)

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


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