SYL has become the most serious matter of Punjab. But the question is if Punjabis don’t want to share their river waters then who allowed Haryana to think about this? Here’s the answer:
Prime accused in this case, Capt. Amarinder Singh took the worst decision and the Punjabis are still trying to bear the loss. Busy in his own life (be it be royal outings or love life), Amarinder Singh never really understood the need of Punjab.
Not aware of the Punjab’s situation and the internal conflicts of the party added to the woes. Termination of Water Agreement Act 2004 created a serious water crisis. It created a rift between Punjab and Haryana as well. Congress Punjab got the full support of the Central Government (Congress) in this case. The main occupation of Punjabis is farming and it is well known as agricultural border state.
Being known as “Food Basket” of the nation, Punjab needs more water for irrigation, farming purposes than other states. But Congress missed no chance in ruining this state’s prime natural resource i.e. River Water. Congress is the party which ruled India and Punjab on the basis of famous policy “Divide and Rule”. Where Akalis always claimed that they won’t let any other state take a single drop of water from Punjab, Congress did the opposite despite knowing the fact that Punjab has no spare water to share with other states.
Amarinder Singh did nothing in the favor of Punjabis. He kept himself busy in provoking and hurting the sentiments of people. He instigated the agitation across state a number of times. It’s been years now, but Congress failed to take any correct and helpful action in the same. For now, SAD-BJP government currently ruling in Punjab has taken a strict action to not share river waters at any cost.
So we will have to wait till this dispute gets sorted out. God knows if it will have a “happy ending” or “sad one”. But we must say Congress is really great at creating disputes.