Create Village Volunteer Force in 1000 Punjab villages: Congress MP Bajwa
Chandigarh/New Delhi March 20, 2017: Congress MP and former PPCC president Partap Singh has proposed creation of Village Volunteers Force in 1000 villages of Punjab to serve as a second line of defence to the Army and the BSF to thwart infiltration bids by terrorists from across the India-Pakistan border into Punjab.
Bajwa made the suggestion while raising the issue of national security in the Parliament on Monday wherein he highlighted how Punjab border is vulnerable to infiltration by the terrorists from Pakistan side.
Able-bodied persons in the age-group of 18-40 from the villages located along the border should be provided with unused weapons of World War II which are lying in the armouries across the state. They should be paid an honorarium in the range of Rs 5000-10,000, Bajwa suggested adding this would also help create employment in the border areas.
Citing examples of attack on Police Station in Dinanagar and Pathankot Air base, he highlighted how the J&K border was heavily mined and guarded in comparison to Punjab border. This is the very reason why terrorists were turning towards the state as it was easier for them to infiltrate in comparison to the J&K border.