PM Modi Wants To Stop Supply Of India’s Water To Pakistan

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1:44 pm 25 Nov, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of water sharing with Pakistan at his address to farmers in Bhatinda on November 24.

The PM said, “The fields of our farmers must have adequate water. Water that belongs to India cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan.”

“I am now ready to bring back every drop of that water to India,” he declared.

 


It is not for the first time that the Prime Minister spoke on the water sharing agreement, known as the Indus Water Treaty, which is heavily skewed in favour of Pakistan. Following the Uri terror attack, the PM had said that “blood and water cannot flow together”. Though in late September, the PM had decided not to break the treaty.

Calls to scrap the treaty have been made ever since the Uri attack. The relationship between Pakistan and India hit a nadir following the latter’s intervention in the Kashmir unrest sparked with the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.

The now disputable treaty was signed between Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani President Ayub Khan in 1960. The treaty has survived three wars since.

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