Uri Attack: Ending this Treaty with Pakistan is India’s Best Option to Fight Against Terrorism!
The Daily Bhaskar
The recent Uri attack that claimed the lives of 18 Indian Army jawans has the whole world expressing their solidarity with India. Standing alongside the government of India at its hour of loss, the fight against terrorism has dawned all the more upon us.
The attack that is linked with the Jaish-e-Mohammad group, suspect the support of the Pakistani Army in their infiltration. Having come together, the Indian government is currently weighing its options in its fight against the terrorist attack.
Although diplomacy and military actions have been a part of India’s strategy thus far, it hasn’t really helped cease the attacks. As a result, the solution has been jotted down to the 1960 treaty between Indian-Pakistan, called the ‘Indus Water Treaty’.
For those of you who are unaware, Indus Water Treaty was signed between the two nations according to which Pakistan holds the right to the waters of 3 rivers; The Indus, Jhelam and Chenab. Although the eastern waters still belongs to India, over 80% of the water that flows through these rivers was allocated to Pakistan in 1950.
Providing Pakistan over 43 million acre feet of water on a daily basis, India is unable to utilise any of the waters for consumption and electricity generation.
In the year 2005, attempts were made to end the treaty once and for all, but with no end result. As a result of the treaty, J&K has faced a loss of over Rs. 60,000 crore. Alongside the loss of money, India could also generate over 20,000 MW of electricity, but unfortunately failed to.
Will India continue its way of diplomacy again or will the country take a stern stand this time around? We’ll just have to wait and watch. Until then, take a look at how the stoppage of these waters to Pakistan will convey a fair warning to the government!