“I strongly condemn” Indian governmentThe unilateral decision to give additional powers to the BSF within 50 km of the International Border is a direct attack on federalism. I urge the Union Home Minister Amit Shah To withdraw this irrational decision immediately,” he tweeted.
I strongly condemn the unilateral decision of the Government of India to give additional powers to BSF within 50 km radius… https://t.co/6eNx5DcbAU
Charanjit S Channi (Charanjitchanni) 1634132641000
Congress MP Manish Tewari also tweeted: “The MHA notification expanding BSF’s operational mandate to Punjab, West Bengal and Assam violates constitutional public order and policing half of Punjab’s states will now come under BSF’s jurisdiction. @CHARNJITCHANI should oppose it. “
Mischievous part of section 139 of the BSF Act “… or any other cognizable offense punishable under the Central Act;… https://t.co/qU0u1sczvh
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) 1634131279000
He added in another tweet, “‘Naughty part of section 139 of the BSF Act’… or of any cognizable offense punishable under any other Central Act; or punishable under any other Central Act..,’ it is optional to the Government of India.” Allows for institutionalizing the policing paradigm. Was the Punjab government consulted?