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India to stop sharing water resources with Pakistan

February 23, 2019

Indian government has decided to stop the sharing of water with Pakistan.

Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the water from Beas, Ravi and Sutlej rivers that was earlier sent over to Pakistan will now be diverted towards J&K, Punjab and Yamuna.

After partition the control of six major rivers in the region was equally divided between the two countries.

Under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960, three rivers- Beas, Ravi and Sutlej came under the control of India. While Pakistan has complete control on the water of Jhelum, Chenab and Indus rivers.

Till now, India was sharing the extra water from its rivers with Pakistan.

The decision has been taken in view of the recent terrorist attack in Pulawama on CRPF soldiers. 40 jawans lost their lives in the suicide attack that had targeted the convoy of soldiers reporting back to duty after their leaves.

Social media users avidly discussed the decision of the Indian government and shared their thoughts.

Snow @Snow72557482 Replying to @imusaibkhan wrote, "India is stopping excess water of our own rivers. Thats India's right. Pakistan's share isnt getting tampered. But in case of war even those sources of water can b stopped. #jaihind"

BPK @balapkamath tweeted," Replying to @imusaibkhan India is taking what is legally its as per the treaty. Next step if pak does not behave would be stop flights over Indian air space. India will also be affected, but fir pak it would be devastating!"

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