S. Simranjit Singh Mann discusses the legal right according to international riparian laws and the utmost necessity for Punjab to fill the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal.
On Monday, Punjab’s legislative assembly unanimously approved the Punjab Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal Land (Transfer of Proprietary Rights) Bill-2016, allowing farmers to reclaim their land taken by construction of the SYL Canal. Punjab governor Kaptan Singh Solanki is expected to prevent the bill from being finalized. There is concern over the Center Government imposing President’s Rule, which could lead to a situation like 1984 where the Indian army was sent to attack Punjab. Punjabi people must unite and work diligently to reclaim their land, before President’s Rule is imposed.