In the wake of the Terrorist attack on Uri, social media is abuzz with the decision of Indian government's implementation of 'Indus Waters Treaty Abrogation'.
However, after holding a high-level meeting with the top officials regarding the possibility and aftereffects of abrogating the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly scrapped the idea of repealing the Waters Treaty, with a view of "Blood and water cannot flow at the same time".
Reports further added that instead of revoking the treaty, the Indian government has decided to corner Pakistan by taking leverage of the rights allocated to India as per the treaty.
The Indus basin hosts six rivers, which are categorized as Eastern and Western Rivers. Satluj, Beas and Ravi comprise Eastern while Indus, Jhelum and Chenab are the three Western rivers. As per the Indus Waters Treaty signed between the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan's President Ayub Khan in 1960, India was handed complete rights over the Eastern rivers and the control over nearly 33 per cent of the water of Western rivers.
Large amount of unused water from India's share flows into Pakistan every year as India has been lenient all this while. Now, India has reportedly decided to utilize the waters of Indus basin to maximum potential. The government has decided to use the Western rivers for electricity generation. This move of Indian govt. will definitely suffocate the neck of Pakistani govt. and it is expected to come for further negotiations.