Nitin Gadkari Says, "Centre Decides To Stop India's Share Of Water Flowing To Pak"

Nitin Gadkari Says,  "Centre Decides To Stop India

Nitin Gadkari Says,  "Centre Decides To Stop India's Share Of Water Flowing To Pak"

New Delhi: Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari tweeted that India has decided to block the flow of its water from three Indus rivers into Pakistan.  The tweet comes after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 soldiers were martyred in Kashmir by a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad.

"Our 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," Nitin Gadkari said in a series of tweets.

India, Under the Indus Waters Treaty, shares the waters of the Beas and Sutlej rivers with Pakistan.

This is in a series of steps taken by the government after the attack on February 14 in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. 

Just after the attack, the government scrapped Most Favoured Nation status granted to Pakistan and declared that it would make every effort to ensure the country's isolation globally.

Yesterday, Mr Gadkari had said that the government was planning to build a project and divert the water three rivers - the water of which was going to Pakistan - into the river Yamuna.