Jat agitation: Water supply in Delhi may resume today

New Delhi/Chandigarh: Water supply to the national capital from Haryana is expected to be fully restored today after security forces took over control of the Munak canal and evicted all the Jat protesters from that place.

Security forces secure the Munak canal, which supplies water to New Delhi, near Bindroli village in Haryana’s Sonipat district. PIC/PTI
Security forces secure the Munak canal, which supplies water to New Delhi, near Bindroli village in Haryana’s Sonipat district. Pic/PTI

Director General of CRPF Prakash Mishra said “part [of the] supply” has been restored by security forces from the Munak canal by joint forces led by a CRPF Deputy Inspector General (DIG). Commanders supervising Jat protests operations said 12 companies (about 1,200 personnel) of the CRPF and others drawn from the army and paramilitary have been posted for the canal’s security.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the situation in Munak canal is “okay now”. “As per my information, the place from where the water is diverted is being properly guarded and the army is helping the local administration, he said.

SC raps Kejriwal's govt
The Supreme Court rapped the Kejriwal government for approaching it for resumption of water supply to Delhi instead of resolving the problem at government level. “…instead of solving the problem at government to government level are moving Supreme Court… Your ministers are sitting in the court instead of going to the field. You rest in AC chambers and you want order from the court,” the bench said.

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