Considering that Punjab is “very sensitive state” the SAD-BJP government declared in Supreme Court that the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal was not executable in Punjab.
Senior counsel RS Suri told that Act passed by the state Assembly terminating the SYL canal water-sharing agreement with neighboring states took away the very basis of the 2002 decree that went in favor of Haryana. Also he said that the Punjab was forced to pass the 2004 Act because its water complaint filed in January 2003. As the senior counsel is continuously questioning the decree the justice said “To my mind, the decree which has been passed has to be executed.”.
Whereas on the behalf of Haryana Shyam Divan the senior counsel in his challenging word against Suri’s submission said that “If one state is forced to challenge the validity of a law passed by another state before the Supreme Court, then the Indian federation is not on a stable course,”.
Top court held on February 22 have already cleared that SYL canal had to be constructed and both the state governments of Haryana & Punjab must maintain law and order. So it is clearly noted that canal had to be constructed than water sharing could be sorted out later.