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DNA Exclusive: Centre Vs states on extending power to BSF; Is it politics over vote bank?
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Imagine that India is attacked by China or Pakistan and the army has to take permission from the state government to reach the border. What will happen if the state through which it has to pass refuses to give this permission? Today an attempt is being made to create a similar situation in India.
New Delhi: The Central Government has increased the powers of the Border Security Force (BSF) in three borders states. But the state governments of Punjab and West Bengal are opposing it.

Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on Thursday (October 14) discussed the tussle between the Centre and states over the new orders extending power to BSF.

According to a new notification from the Ministry of Home Affairs, in border states Punjab, West Bengal and Assam, the BSF will be able to conduct search, raid and arrest within 50 km of the border.

These are the states which share borders with countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, where there are frequent reports of infiltration by terrorists, smuggling of drugs and smuggling of weapons.

No matter what, there should ideally be no politics when it comes to the security of the country. But in our country, the exact opposite is happening. The issue is related…
Zee Media Bureau
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