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We are trying to stop river water flowing to Pakistan: Indian Minister

We are trying to stop river water flowing to Pakistan: Indian Minister
August 22, 2019
NEW DELHI (92 News) - Indian Union Water Resources Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has claimed he sees no violation of Indus Water Treaty in stopping river water flow to Pakistan and that efforts are in place to stop water on our side. "We are trying to divert water flows to Pakistan from Himalayan region to facilitate people, peasants and the industry of India," he told media in the federal capital on Wednesday. "Work has already begun to stop the waters that flow into Pakistan (under the Indus treaty). I am talking about the water which is going to Pakistan, and I am not talking about breaking the Indus treaty," Mr Shekhawat further said. The minister said additional water could be used to counter famine in India. The water aggression by India has followed the revoking of special status of Indian occupied Kashmir and ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). The discharge of water in River Sutlej by India a couple of days without any intimation has already generated flood in parts of Punjab in Pakistan as water level is still rising in the river. Water level is also continuously increasing in Indus and Chenab rivers. Crops have been inundated by the flooding in a large belt and people have been evacuated form affected areas.