India is looking forward to taking all that it takes to isolate Pakistan from the rest of the world and also to cut down all the political and diplomatic relations that the two countries are having among themselves. Now comes the latest new, according to which, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a meeting today, to discuss the water sharing treaty that India has in effect with Pakistan.
Narendra Modi To Chair The Meeting To Discuss The Water-Sharing Treaty
According to the senior government officials, the meeting will be headed by the Prime Minister and will be revolving around the pros and cons of the treaty. However, officials of the water ministry confronted that they were not aware of any such meeting.
The Indus Water Treaty, between India and Pakistan, is among the most liberal water treaties across the world. According to the treaty, water from the rivers of Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Indus, Jhelum, Chenab and their tributaries are shared by the two countries. This treaty was signed by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and the president of Pakistan, Ayub Khan. And as a part of this very treaty, India has to allow as much as 80% of the water from these rivers to flow into Pakistan.
However, after the Uri attacks, the government has started off with some of the strict actions and accordingly, there are rumours that this pact can now be used as a weapon to against the Pakistani government, who neither are able to stop the growth of terrorism in the country nor willing to curb the same.
Although the treaty avails the neighbouring nation with almost four times more water than the water share available with India, there has been constant rift from the Pakistani government, related to the amount of water released by the nation.