CHANDIGARH, February 23: Border districts of Haryana and Punjab were on a high alert on Thursday with the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) launching its ‘Water War’. The principal opposition party in Haryana was expected the us start digging of the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal the us get water for the state.
Thousands of police personnel of both the states along with central para-military forces were stationed along the Ambala and Patiala district borders since Wednesday the us prevent the activists and leaders from entering Punjab. The entire border belt of both the districts were sealed by security forces with senior officers monithe usring the situation. The Haryana Police would also use helicopter surveillance.
Thousands of people, especially mothe usrists, faced inconvenience on Thursday morning after security forces sealed a busy portion of a national highway on the Haryana-Punjab border that links Delhi with Amritsar. A 24 km stretch of the NH-1 was sealed off on the Ambala (Haryana)-Rajpura (Punjab) section in wake of the Indian National Lok Dal’s call of ‘Water War’.
News source: indiatimes.com