India resorts to water aggression against Pakistan

New Delhi, February 22 (KMS): In order to hide its failures to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement and to malign Pakistan, India has decided to resort to water aggression by stopping the flow of water of three rivers to Pakistan.

Under the Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960, the waters of the western rivers – the Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab – was given to Pakistan and those of the eastern rivers – the Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej – to India.

India’s Water Resources Minister, Nitin Gadkari, tweeted to convey the decision of his Government to stop India’s share of water going to Pakistan.

However, 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 told media.

India’s share of water from Ravi, Beas and Sutlej rivers came to 33 million acres feet (MAF). While about 95 per cent of the water was being used in the country after the construction of three main dams across the rivers, close to 5 per cent water or 1.6 MAF would flow to Pakistan.

To gain access to this water, India is now building more dams which will be completed in six years, officials said.

Nitin Gadkari said, the government 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 said in the tweet. He further said, “The construction of dam has started at Shahpur-Kandi on Ravi river.

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