Pulwama retaliation: Nitin Gadkari announces India to stop Pakistan's water supply
Relations between India and Pakistan have always been volatile but post-February 14, the situation has worsened. The terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy which martyred some of our bravest has upset Indians. Post the attack, there were nationwide protests and agitation that urged to cut ties with the neighbouring country. While Bollywood has cut off its ties by taking a stand to not work with Pakistani artists, the Indian government took a stern decision and decided to stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan.
While the government has been condemning the attack and has held the neighbouring country responsible for promoting terrorism in India, this decision from the government will be welcomed in the country. Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation took to Twitter and announced the government’s decision under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gadkari revealed that the water will be instead diverted from its eastern rivers and will be supplied to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
In another tweet, Gadkari shared the details as to what the government is planning to do in the coming days. Gadkari stated that the construction of dams has started on the Ravi river.
This is not the first time when the centre has gone hard on Islamabad, post the Uri attack in 2016, the meeting of the Indus water commissioners of the two countries, held twice a year, was suspended.