Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2019

India stops water flowing from three rivers to Pakistan

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Following hiking import duty by 200 percent to all products originating in Pakistan the Narendra Modi government announced today to be barring flow of water from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty to Pakistan.

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Water resources minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday India will stop its share of water from the rivers Ravi, Beas and Sutlej to Pakistan.

India’s such decisions against Pakistan comes after a deadly terror attack in Pulwama sector of south Kashmir in which more than 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

However, the implementation of water war may take up to six years time period as new dams of about 100 metres are to be built.

Indus Water Treaty was signed between India and Pakistan in 1960 and under it waters of Indus, Jhelum and Chenab were given to Pakistan while Ravi, Beas and Sutlej were under the control of India.

As per the treaty India enjoys complete right of utilization of waters from these three rivers.

Gadkari said, “Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Sri @narendramodi ji, Our Govt. has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. We will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.”

He added construction of dam started at Shahpur-Kandi on Ravi river.

Earlier the government revoked Most Favored Nation status given to Pakistan

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