India Stops Water To Pakistan Under Indus Water Treaty To Build Pressure

Three western rivers going to Pak make up over 80 per cent of the Indus river system due to the presence of the mighty Indus. - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: India decided on Thursday to stop the flow of its share of water to Pakistan from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty, a move seen as an immediate fallout of the deadly terrorist attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, that killed well over 40 paramilitary personnel.

Water resources minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted to convey the government’s decision to stop India’s share of the water going to Pakistan. But the actual implementation of the decision may take up to six years as dams as high as 100 metres will have to be built to stop such flow, officials said, insisting the decision was in no way a violation of the treaty.

Under the 1960 Indus Water Treaty, the waters of the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab were given to Pakistan and those of the eastern rivers Ravi, Beas and Sutlej to India.

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(Agencies)

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