The government has decided to stop India’s share of water that flows to Pakistan and divert water from eastern rivers to people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, said Nitin Gadkari, Water Resources, Shipping, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister, on Thursday. These eastern rivers are Ravi, Beas and Sutlej.
“Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Sri @narendramodi ji, Our Govt. has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. We will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab,” Gadkari said in a tweet.
The decision comes after the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel. The attack was carried out by Pakistan based terror group JEM.