SAD said the protest against the Congress government was held for 'going back on its promise it waive off all farm loans as well as give one government job and Rs 10 lakh compensation to families of suicide victims.'
"Extradition is a longish process. It is legally cumbersome and protracted. In some cases, there are delays because the leaders have to be answerable to their constituencies," IPS officer Dinkar Gupta.
Acquisition proceedings, according to officials, for the 4.25 kilometer of stretch up to the point where the proposed ICP is to come up, have started and about 58 acres of land of three villages has been identified for the acquisition for the proposed corridor project.
Dal Lake-like shikaras, floating restaurants and hotels, rafting, canoeing and parasailing are among several major initiatives planned by Punjab Tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu at Harike and upstream Beas and Sutlej to develop the wetlands as major tourism attraction.
The leadership of the newly-formed Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali), a party formed by three breakaway Taksali Akali leaders, is also questioning the alleged delay, warning both Congerss and SAD-BJP alliance of a “heavy price” in the elections.
There are 27 families in Punjab who lost a member each in Iraq. An official said cases of 14 had been so far cleared for jobs, out of which some have already joined while the final process for others was on.
The resolution was initially aimed at praising the efforts of the Punjab government and the Centre for opening a cross-border passage to facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims in visiting the gurdwara on the banks of Ravi river in Pakistan.
SAD has faced sharp criticism for long now over desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari in 2015 and subsequent incidents of police firing on anti-desecration protesters, in which two protesters were killed in Behbal Kalan on October 14, 2015.
Kamaljeet Singh, the Begowal resident who claims to have married Jagir Kaur’s daughter Harpreet Kaur before her death, said that he had “sent a letter to Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice on July 12, seeking transfer of the case to some other bench.”
A two-time Cabinet minister, Jagir Kaur could not contest 2017 Assembly elections because of her conviction by the special CBI court in Patiala in 2012 for conspiring to kidnap and cause her daughter’s miscarriage in 2000.