Stop political theatrics over UAPA, Capt Amarinder Singh tells Sukhbir - ECAS Punjab

Stop political theatrics over UAPA, Capt Amarinder Singh tells Sukhbir

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday called upon SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to "open his eyes to the secessionist threat of anti-Indian forces instead of indulging in political theatrics over the UAPA, which his own government had used extensively during its tenure".

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In reply to CM's reaction, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal said it was an irony that Capt Amarinder Singh was talking about the people of his state in terms of "anti-India forces" at a time when the entire country was standing up to salute their sacrifices in defending the national borders. He alleged that the people of Punjab had seen through his (Capt Amarinder's) hypocritical stance and his bid to divide the state on communal lines.

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Welcoming UK's statement, the Chief Minister alleged Sukhbir continued to turn a blind eye to the threat posed by Pakistan-backed Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and other terrorist and radical forces working to destabilise India, particularly Punjab. "Can't he (Sukhbir) see that the arrests under UAPA which he is opposing are part of the state government's strategy to combat this threat?" he said.

Capt Amarinder said it was unfortunate that instead of playing the role of a constructive Opposition in the state, the SAD was wasting its time with its baseless charges and comments. He reminded the SAD chief of his earlier offer to look into any case of misuse of the UAPA and wrongful arrest under the same, if Sukhbir would bring any such incident to his notice. "Why don't you send me the list of cases which you claim the police have registered wrongfully?" he asked Sukhbir, while also seeking a list of the names of those arrested under the UAPA during the SAD-BJP rule.

from The Tribune

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