Punjab approach Supreme Court on BSF jurisdiction in the state
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- Punjab has filed a suit in the Supreme Court against the Centre’s move to increase the limits of jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) from 15 km to 50 km along the India-Pakistan International Border.
- The State has filed an original suit challenging the October 11,2021 notification issued by the Union Home Ministry extending the Central force’s area of jurisdiction, calling it a breach of the federal form of governance under the Constitution.
- The border area with Pakistan and Bangladesh is guarded by Border Security Forces(BSF)
Background to the Issue
Supreme Court’s Original Jurisdiction
There are certain type of cases which only the Supreme Court of India can hear ,which is called the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
Article 131 of the Indian Constitution provides for the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
Only the Supreme Court shall hear the following cases :
(a) any dispute between the Government of India and one or more States; or
(b) dispute between the Government of India and any State or States on one side and one or more other States on the other; or
(c) dispute between two or more States, if the dispute involves any question of law or fact.
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