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Letter to BS: Scrapping Indus Water Treaty not the right thing to do

When all over the world the Treaty is referred to as most successful, how will scrapping this treaty teach Pakistan a lesson?

Nitin Gadkari
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Union water resources Minister Nitin Gadkari’s decision to “stop” India's share of water of the three rivers — Ravi, Beas and Sutlej — that used to flow to Pakistan, was anger over the Pulwama terror attack or another vote bank opportunity is debatable. What Gadkari said — that in the last 54 years, India and Pakistan have gone to wars, but nobody spoke about scrapping the Indus Waters Treaty — is not completely true. In this Treaty, we have divided six rivers. Three rivers on the eastern front (Sutlej, Beas and Ravi) are given to India, on the western side,

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First Published: Feb 25 2019 | 9:36 PM IST

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