India stops water from rivers flowing to Pakistan
NEW DELHI (92 News) – In response to Pakistan’s steps taken for peace in the region, India has stopped water of three rivers flowing to Pakistan.
Indian Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Mehghwal, while talking to the media, said: “0.53 million acre-feet water has been stopped from going to Pakistan and has been stored.”
Moreover, India has postponed visit to Pakistan to inspect the projects being constructed along the Indus River.
On the other hand, the Indus Water commissioner said that Pakistan is aware of the issue regarding its share of water. “We will take strict action if India committed any water aggression,” he said.
Earlier Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that India has decided to stop the flow of water to Pakistan.
Gadkari said that Indian share of water of three rivers is flowing to Pakistan and three projects are being built to divert it to the River Yamuna. After diverting the flow, water will be given to the people of Indian Punjab and Jammu Kashmir.
India has resorted to water terrorism under the cover of the Pulwama incident. After the Pulwama incident, India attacked the culture and banned the Pakistani artistes. Later, it withdrew the most favoured nation (MFN) status for Pakistan. Now it is planning water terrorism against Pakistan.
It is not the first time that India has used water as a weapon against Pakistan. In 2016, India had cancelled the talks to be held under the Indus Waters Treaty after the Uri incident.
Two Indian jets shot down by PAF
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian jets. According to the ISPR, the Indian jets had violated the Line of Control. The PAF gave a timely response and destroyed them. The Pak Army jawans arrested one of the pilots. The wreckage of one of the jets fell in the Pakistani territory, while the wreckage of another jet fell in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, he said that Pakistan does not want to push the region to the war. “No one wins a war and only humanity loses. We are a responsible state and want peace. The war is not a solution to any problem. We do not want to do anything which will prove our irresponsibility,” he said.
There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhi Nandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics.