SIALKOT – In bid to expedite water war, India has completely blocked flows of water from river Sutlej, Beas and Ravi into Pakistan while another 50000 cusec water of river Chenab has been cut short.
As result of blockage, zero water discharge has been reported in all 90 canals erupting from the aforementioned rivers. At times when Pakistan’s political elite is busy in annihilating rivals, India is inaudibly violating 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).
According to details, India was compelled to allow flow of 50000 cusec water of river Chenab into Pakistan—and the quantity at present is merely 5461 cusec.
India has built several dams on rivers Sutlej, Beas and Ravi, consequently eliminating thousands of species of sea animals. 4182 cusec of water is being released in Upper Chenab Canal whereas the same needs at least 18000 cusec. Analysts have warned of alarming rise in price of agriculture products as farmers are using tube wells to acquire water for their fields.
According to the Indus Waters Treaty, Pakistan has unrestricted access to the three rivers, i.e. Jhelum, Chenab and the Indus. For its part, India was allocated unrestricted access to the three eastern rivers, i.e. Ravi, Sutlej and Beas. India s Modi has threatened on multiple occasions to scrap Indus Waters Treaty.