Mamata accused: The Center has increased the powers of the BSF to harass the common people

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Kurseong

Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated to Tuesday, 26 October 2021 04:46 PM IST

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“I urge the hill leaders to work out a final plan for a ‘permanent political solution’ (PPS) for the hill areas,” Banerjee said. Only after this will elections be held for the Panchayat and Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) in the state.

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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has protested for the second day in a row against the central government for increasing BSF powers in border areas. It was alleged in Kursiong, Darjeeling district, on Tuesday that the move was aimed at harassing civilians.

She said she appreciates the work of the Border Security Force, but opposes the intent behind increasing their jurisdiction. People are harassed in its pursuit. There is no need to do so. This was stated by CM Banerjee in Kursiong at the administrative meeting of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts. The Bengal CM said there was no security problem in the border areas of the state.

The BJP-led central government has amended the BSF Act. Accordingly, the BSF has been given the right to search, seize and arrest within 50 km of the international border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam.

Said TMC Chief Banerjee. ‘I wrote a letter to the Center on this matter. Our border areas are completely calm and we do not want the role of security forces. The Director General of West Bengal also spoke to the BSF Inspector General of Police about the matter. On Monday, Banerjee also opposed the BSF’s increase in power in Siliguri. He said there was an attempt to undermine the country’s federal system.

Mamata Banerjee said, “I urge the hill leaders to work out a final plan for a ‘permanent political solution’ (PPS) for the hill areas. Following this, panchayat elections and Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) elections will be held in the state. CM Mamata Banerjee also said that outsiders are creating problems in the mountains and not the local people who live there.

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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has protested for the second day in a row against the central government for increasing BSF rights in border areas. It was alleged in Kursiong, Darjeeling district, on Tuesday that the move was aimed at harassing civilians.

She said she appreciates the work of the Border Security Force, but opposes the intent behind increasing their jurisdiction. People are harassed in its pursuit. There is no need to do so. CM Banerjee said in Kurseong at the administrative meeting of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts. The Bengal CM said there was no security problem in the border areas of the state.

The BJP-led central government has amended the BSF Act. Accordingly, the BSF has been given the power to search, seize and arrest people within 50 km of the international border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam.

Said TMC chief Banerjee. ‘I wrote a letter to the Center on this matter. Our border areas are completely calm and we do not want the role of security forces. The Director General of West Bengal also spoke to the BSF Inspector General of Police about the matter. On Monday, Banerjee also opposed the BSF’s increase in power in Siliguri. He said there was an attempt to undermine the country’s federal system.

Mamata Banerjee said, “I urge the hill leaders to work out a final plan for a ‘permanent political solution’ (PPS) for the hill areas. This will be followed by panchayat elections in the state and Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) elections. CM Mamata Banerjee also said that outsiders are creating problems in the mountains and not the local people who live there.

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