will india punish pakistan by invoking the indus water treaty tommorow
New Delhi, September 25: PM Narendra Modi is expected to attend a meeting with experts on the Indus Water Treaty on Monday to review it in context of the Uri attack. According to the reports, the meeting will be aimed at discussing the pros and cons of cutting off the water supply to Pakistan.
It is notable that people were hoping for aggressive words from PM Modi against Pakistan during his speech on Saturday at Kozhikode. While PM did slam Pakistan for exporting terrorism, but most of the people on social media were not satisfied with the speech.
There is one country in Asia which exports terrorism to other countries. Pakistan wants Kashmir but they should first look at the land they have already captured- Gilgit, PoK and Balochistan. People of Pakistan should ask their leaders- India & Pak got freedom in the same year but India exports software & your leaders export terrorists, said PM Modi said.
The meeting comes in wake of Uri attack that took place last Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir leading to the death of 19 soldiers. The terror strike was carried out by suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists.
The Indian Army, during investigation, had gathered enough prove that the terrorism activity was carried out by Pakistan. The NIA has been handed over the probe and the evidence has been sent to United Nations to forensics experts.
The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan, brokered by the World Bank. The treaty was signed in Karachi on September 19, 1960, by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and President of Pakistan Ayub Khan.
According to this agreement, control over these eastern rivers, the Beas, the Ravi and the Sutlej was given to India, while control over other three western rivers, the Indus, the Chenab and the Jhelum was given to Pakistan.
Since Pakistan's rivers flow through India first, the treaty allowed India to use them for irrigation, transport and power generation, while laying down precise regulations for Indian building projects along the way.
As a result of the same, Pakistan feared that, since the Source Rivers of the Indus basin were in India, it could potentially create droughts and famines in Pakistan, especially at times of war.