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Ashna Kaur , Engineer, Army Kid, preparing for Indian Army Dec, 06 2016

Despite a known fact about Pakistans military interference in India, why isn't India backing away from Indus Water Treaty?



While the world has acknowledged Pakistan as a sponsor and promotor of terrorism are we still in a denial mode? Can India use the Indus water treaty to force Pakistan to pay the price for its sponsorship of terrorism against India?
Under the treaty that was signed by prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan president Ayub Khan, the water of six river - Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum - were to be shared between the two countries.

The pact, brokered by World Bank, survived three wars fought between the two countries and constant strain in their bilateral ties.
While the world has acknowledged Pakistan as a sponsor and promotor of terrorism are we still in a denial mode? Can India use the Indus water treaty to force Pakistan to pay the price for its sponsorship of terrorism against India?Under the treaty that was signed by prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan president Ayub Khan, the water of six river - Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum - were to be shared between the two countries.The pact, brokered by World Bank, survived three wars fought between the two countries and constant strain in their bilateral ties.

Shantanu Karunesh , Inquisitive folk Dec, 06 2016


If I relate our government’s diplomatic move that is 1st provoking Pakistani people to ask about their rights, and then taking a small step of creating some problem for Pakistan by cutting water flow by building some projects on all the western rivers by utilising its full capacity (i.e 20%), of which India is entitled to, can create further anger in Pakistani common people and especially the farmers who are going to get affected agriculturally. Though, it’s not a short term result giving move and it may take several positive and negative turns in future, but as for now, this can be a major shock to Pakistan and even more helpful for India that too when India is trying to isolate Pakistan at global level. This move can make Pakistani people realise failure of their government, be it about welfare of the Pakistan or be it in the case of suppressing terrorism.
If I relate our government’s diplomatic move that is 1st provoking Pakistani people to ask about their rights, and then taking a small step of creating some problem for Pakistan by cutting water flow by building some projects on all the western rivers by utilising its full capacity (i.e 20%), of w


Saunika Mahewari , An agri-farming consultant Dec, 06 2016


It can not be scrapped, it can be replaced only. Also for time being if we assume that we can get rid of the treaty then what? What we will do with the waters of Indus Chenab and Jhelum rivers? We don''t have single storage reservoir over these reservoirs. We have not made any single water storage structure, even 3.6 Million Acre feet is permitted as per treaty. We have neither developed any diversion channel also. So you remove it or not, Pakistan will be getting water. Any agreement lasts only, when it is beneficial for both parties. We have even not been able to completely consume the waters of eastern rivers, although as per treaty we can make it bone dry, before it goes to Pakistan. Punjab state that it consumes complete water, as it don''t want to give any share to Haryana. However we left plenty water for Pakistan, which we could have used in India.
It can not be scrapped, it can be replaced only. Also for time being if we assume that we can get rid of the treaty then what? What we will do with the waters of Indus Chenab and Jhelum rivers? We don''t have single storage reservoir over these reservoirs. We have not made any single water storage s


Ronit , People with knowledge are celebrities Dec, 06 2016


Terrorism is spread by militants and not by the civilians. Therefore before taking any knee jerk action, we must keep in our mind that our action don't harm civilians interest. If it happens, then they would be encouraged to join and support militants action.

Water is such a commodity that touch the very nerves of any household and thus water crisis will become a survival issue, adding huge emotional sentiment against Indian government. One thing we need to understand is that terrorism and militants activities are harming civilians of not only India but also of that country. We should refrain from taking such action that has potential of causing double blow to the common people.

Never forget our constitution envisage "a peaceful world order”.

Terrorism is spread by militants and not by the civilians. Therefore before taking any knee jerk action, we must keep in our mind that our action don't harm civilians interest. If it happens, then they would be encouraged to join and support militants action. Water is such a commodity that touch the


Jayant Singha , Save the planet Dec, 06 2016


We cant do it because we feel so!

Article XII of the treaty says “The provisions of this Treaty, or, the provisions of this Treaty as modified under the provisions of Paragraph (3), shall continue in force until terminated by a duly ratified treaty concluded for that purpose between the two governments.” Still if India wants to go about abrogating it, the country should abide by the 1969 Vienna convention on the law of treaties

We cant do it because we feel so!Article XII of the treaty says “The provisions of this Treaty, or, the provisions of this Treaty as modified under the provisions of Paragraph (3), shall continue in force until terminated by a duly ratified treaty concluded for that purpose between the two governm