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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that water which 'belongs' to India cannot be allowed to flow into Pakistan, Indian Express reported.

"The fields of our farmers must have adequate water. Water that belongs to India cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan... The government will do everything to provide enough water to our farmers," the Indian PM said at the inauguration of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bathinda.

Speaking in reference to the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, the hardline Hindu nationalist denied being concerned with politics, even as his statements were termed a bid to woo Punjabi farmers by Indian media.

"We formed a task force on the Indus Waters Treaty to ensure the farmers of Punjab and other states get each drop of water due to them," Modi said.

The 1960 World Bank-mediated Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan is considered one of the great success stories of water diplomacy, especially as it has survived the India-Pakistan wars of 1965, 1971, 1999 and much bad blood during and after the wars.

Under the treaty, which was signed by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and President Ayub Khan in Sept 1960, water of six rivers — Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum — are to be shared between the two countries.

Pakistan has said revocation of the Indus Waters Treaty can be taken as a 'hostile' act against Pakistan.

Read more: Revocation of Indus Waters Treaty can be taken as an act of war: Sartaj Aziz

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz earlier said that if India tries to interrupt water flow into Pakistan, it will not only violate the Indus Waters Treaty, but also set a regional state practice under which international law can be serve as a precedent. "It will provide China, for example, a justification to consider of suspension of waters of the Brahmaputra river," he said.

Read more: Brahmaputra dam not to affect India, says China

Tension between the two countries is again at a peak following an alleged Indian 'surgical strike', unrest in Kashmir and the Uri army base attack in September.

Since then there have been repeated outbreaks of cross-border firing in Kashmir, with both sides reporting deaths and injuries including of civilians.

The Indian premier's fresh statements come just days after Indian troops targeted a passenger bus and ambulance across the Line of Control, and killed three Pakistan Army soldiers and 10 civilians in various incidents of 'unprovoked' firing.

Modi stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically after the Uri army base attack in September in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed. Hours after the attack occurred, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed Pakistan a 'terrorist state' and accused Pakistan of involvement.

Shortly after, India decided to suspend Indus Water Commission talks until "Pakistan-sponsored terror" in India ended.

The Uri attack occurred days before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was set to address the United Nations General Assembly regarding Indian human rights violations in held Kashmir.

Following the attack, India claimed it had conducted a cross-border 'surgical strike' against 'launch pads of terror' in Azad Jammu and Kashmir — a claim Pakistan has strongly rejected.

Pakistan maintains that India is attempting to divert the world's attention away from atrocities committed by government forces in India-held Kashmir.

Pakistan and India have, most recently, locked horns over Kashmir since Indian forces stepped up a crackdown against protesters after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by government forces in July.

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SadFaces Nov 25, 2016 02:37pm

You already do have enough water, but just like Pakistan, India lacks proper water conservation plan

zain Nov 25, 2016 02:42pm

centuries of slavery frustration coming out. I think we should ask for return of Taj Mahal, since it was made by Mughal Emperors :p

Sunil Varma Nov 25, 2016 02:48pm

@zain ...Take it please !

Akhtar Parvez Nov 25, 2016 02:50pm

What a Prime Minister always think about the people. India is so lucky to have such a PM. Hope one day Pakistan too will find such a brilliant PM.

COOL BREEZE Nov 25, 2016 02:50pm

You can win this world by being friendly; You cannot achieve anything with hatred, envy and greed.

Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp. Nov 25, 2016 02:53pm

According to IWT, signed by both India and Pakistan, 20% of water belongs to Inda out of which India is currently using 2% . Why shouldn't we utilize our share of water.

Indian Nov 25, 2016 02:55pm

Election talk :)

FZ Nov 25, 2016 02:56pm

After all this extremist & terrifying talk still these hardliners call Pakistan an extremist & terrorist country. Shame on you India

Akram Nov 25, 2016 02:58pm

This guy has lost it. Damage control after the currency fiasco.

Haider Nov 25, 2016 02:57pm

India on back foot abd furstrated.

The end is near Nov 25, 2016 02:58pm

Great going Modi. You are very right. Keep it up. Pakistani PM must learn from you how to run a country.

Shampee Nov 25, 2016 02:57pm

please also capture air, which waves in to Pakistan if u can!

COOL BREEZE Nov 25, 2016 03:01pm

@Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp. , That is why I said, if you are friendly, we will give away everything; But, if you try to show hatred, greed and envy, we will be strict.

Akram Nov 25, 2016 03:00pm

Land belonging to Pakistan cannot go to India. We will liberate Kashmir.

Salman Nov 25, 2016 03:01pm

Trying hard to divert attention from Kashmir issue. Let's have referendum on both side of Kashmir!

Sehan Nov 25, 2016 03:02pm

Fooling its own people ... BAcking off the water treaty will cost india badly internationally as it have international garuntor and pak will get free will to act ..

Suprabh Nov 25, 2016 03:03pm

@Akhtar Parvez thnx man..!!

anees zed Nov 25, 2016 03:04pm

He is trying to regain a lost plot.

Umer Nov 25, 2016 03:05pm

Dear Modi Sir, your Poor people needs your attention. Dont't waste your energy in making evil plans.

S. Shabib Rizvi Nov 25, 2016 03:05pm

poor Modi We all know..what kind of situation you are facing in India keep it up... !!

kiamal Pasha Nov 25, 2016 03:07pm

Modi has failed miserably at every point to isolate Pakistan. He has gone crazy. He should know that any drastic step taken by him will be responded severly. He should come to his senses and stop threatening Pakistan. There is always limit.

asad Nov 25, 2016 03:07pm

he is not insane, he does not hate pakistan, he only hate muslims wherever they are. evident proof was first gujrat massacre now the next episode is in progress in kashmir.

Akram Nov 25, 2016 03:08pm

@Akhtar Parvez "India is lucky to have such a PM". Bhai jaan, Pakistan is lucky that India has such a PM!!

Mahmood Nov 25, 2016 03:07pm

Them are fighting words, Mr. Better saddle up and check your guns, because the cavalry is on its way!

sana-1 Nov 25, 2016 03:08pm

Mr. there is difference between running a country then running something else....you dont even know what are you talking about. If you are thinking about converting Pakistan in to a 'desert' like you said then Pakistan will also make sure that you cant use that water too, and this is not a bluff!

Ghaznavi Nov 25, 2016 03:08pm

Modi could be the best thing happened to the Muslims of the subcontinent, it might just awake them up from their slumber and into action to seek back their past glory.

Truth Nov 25, 2016 03:08pm

@Sunil Varma - Really? Is this something that can be placed on a ship, train or perhaps sent over via UPS/Fedex??

jawaid Nov 25, 2016 03:09pm

Very unfortunate. The rhetoric is becoming nastier by the day.

raj Nov 25, 2016 03:11pm

@Akhtar Parvez yes he only remembers peoples welfare when elections are near.

Shoaib Khan Nov 25, 2016 03:09pm

In Next election speech Moodi will say "we would now allow Indian wind to blow towards Pakistan, we would not allow Sunlight to fall on Pakistan".

Turth Nov 25, 2016 03:11pm

@Salman yes please do it. Follow the first step. Btw what is the first steps??

NIRAJ CHAWHAN Nov 25, 2016 03:11pm

If China stops(?) our water we'll manage somehow as the basin of Bhramaputra in our territory is worlds high rainfall record holder. So we are not concerned about regional state practice. You need to worry about yourself.

optimistic Nov 25, 2016 03:13pm

He is just diverting the attention of desperate Indians who are cuing to exchange their hard earned notes, secondly India has already diverted too much of Indian Punjab water to Haryana.

pm Nov 25, 2016 03:13pm

now india have best creative PM. he not only talk take it seriously and about international pressure no one can pressurise india till modi in power and power still 10-15 yr minimum.

Syed abbas Nov 25, 2016 03:13pm

Crying statement from Mr Modi, with this pitty statement you can't become a great leader.

Sehan Nov 25, 2016 03:13pm

@raj first educate the people what is water treaty and what will be negative impact of backing off the international treaty..

bipin Nov 25, 2016 03:16pm

@kiamal Pasha Thank you For yor best wishes. Modi is a great success and he is not doing any thing drastic, just talking of utilising our fair share of water. So Relax.

Ahsan Nov 25, 2016 03:17pm

Don't play cheap tactics to black mail Pakistan

Sharat Mathur Nov 25, 2016 03:18pm

Lets hope Modi does to the water treaty what he did to eliminate the black money problem. The man does not lack conviction in his actions. If he feels strongly he will go ahead regardless of what the consequence is. Which is what is different this time.

viv Nov 25, 2016 03:20pm

As long as treaty is followed honestly and impartially, he has said nothing wrong. However as an Indian I never support breaching or cancelling Indus Water treaty because it is inhuman to our Pakistani brothers.Let us make peace now!

kumar Nov 25, 2016 03:21pm

@Syed abbasRead what he is saying. He will take what is Indias share which now India utilises only 2%. So what is wrong if India harvests whatever water is due to it.

Naqeeb Nov 25, 2016 03:21pm

It's normal whenever Election is near in India

Ahmed bin Babar Nov 25, 2016 03:24pm

If you are up to war, you will get war, if you are up to peace, you will get peace..! Pakistan is not going to bow down or bowled out with such bluffing rhetorics...

Siddharth Jaiswal Nov 25, 2016 03:23pm

He is right. As per treaty, India has right to use 20% of water of certain rivers, which we are not exercising due to lack of proper storage and dams. He wants to fast track the projects so that we can exercise our rights given in the treaty.

Taimoor khan Nov 25, 2016 03:24pm

Those rivers which are classed as "Pakistani rivers" under IWT belong to Pakistan, every drop of it. With the rest of rivers, Modi can do whatever he wishes.

Shiraz Nov 25, 2016 03:24pm

Even with such an excellent exposure to famous world and business leaders, the mentality and traits of this guy have not changed.

He is definitely not a statesman.

At the moment, if there is one threat to peace in this world or one single source that is supporting terrorism and instigating hate, he is Mr. Modi.

What Pakistan can do? Gather the American, European and far eastern countries’ ambassadors and high commissioners and be very blunt about the situation and consequences. Tell them to reign in their stooge, they are arming and considering a bulwark against China.

His statements and his ambitions are a clear indication that this guy had been instrumental in the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat. Even a deaf, blind and dumb can understand it.

A Nov 25, 2016 03:25pm

@Sehan Who says India will back away from treaty..

But using the water fully entitled under treaty will be good enough to send the msg

vadula61@gmail.com Nov 25, 2016 03:26pm

How can the water be stopped from flowing down, One cannot act against the nature

iqbal khan Nov 25, 2016 03:25pm

What's the problem with this guy ?

Joe Nov 25, 2016 03:27pm

When I read comments about Modi most of which seems to be negative,i look at the latest survey in India which supports Modi by nearly 94℅ He is Indian PM,please grant him the benefit of taking care of Indian interests

Zeeshan Nov 25, 2016 03:27pm

You may win hearts & minds of your people by revocation of this treaty but can win hearts and minds of the lot by respecting this treaty just like your predecessor.

Param Nov 25, 2016 03:28pm

Modi policy - India first.

splash Nov 25, 2016 03:29pm

@Sehan same as china sticking to international laws?

zaFAR IQBAL Nov 25, 2016 03:31pm

Sikh of Khalistan will never give vote to a fanatic HIndu party BJP .sikh has nothing to do with these Hindu party .

RAVAN Nov 25, 2016 03:31pm

why dont you tell the public about the process of sharing of water and the current status quo.

pagla Nov 25, 2016 03:31pm

@NIRAJ CHAWHAN with no proper sanitation India will drown under water if they try to drink more than required

Rahul Nov 25, 2016 03:35pm

Modi is right As per agreement, India has right to use 20% of water of those two rivers, which we are not exercising so far due to lack of proper storage and dams. Modi is assuring fast track completion of the projects on those two rivers.

Muhammad Farooq Nov 25, 2016 03:35pm

due to bad advisors Modi ji has to suffer humiliation for the ill-planned demonetization move. His plan was to earn goodwill of the voters but it has backfired. Again his bad advisors will put him yet in another trouble if they advise to revoke the Indus Water Treaty. It will be India that would be isolated not Pakistan. Modi ji should try to contain the damage rather than opening up another Pandora's box. Good for him.

Sehan Nov 25, 2016 03:37pm

@splash Get your fact right...Water treaty is interntinal treaty with international garuntor and it cant be backoff unilaterly said by WB

pagla Nov 25, 2016 03:39pm

@Siddharth Jaiswal these are empty promises which government makes during election here in Pakistan no politician gets votes for bashing India don't know why you guys have so much hatred for Pakistan just chill guys and promote peace as the only way

lal toppi Nov 25, 2016 03:41pm

China will not stop bharamputra water because that water also flows to bangladesh ... china do not want any trouble with bangladesh and china consider bangladesh as a frnd too so it will not fair to stop bharamputra water for china...

dr dhiraj Nov 25, 2016 03:44pm

Trust me .. He will definitely divert river water. Its his favourite plan before becoming a PM .

Shahzad S Iqbal Nov 25, 2016 03:45pm

Look who is harping about the rights of Indian farmers.....does he even know that Kashmiris have rights as well? Its a pity our political leadership lacks the will & wisdom to tackle this person across the border....

Syed Hassan Nov 25, 2016 03:47pm

Mr. Modi can try all he wants, but there are laws (Reparian rights) which clearly states the alongwith land ownership comes the water as well which is flowing alongside that land. This means both India and Pakistan have rights over the waters in the rivers flowing through their territories. If India tries to stop or reduce water flow to Pakistan, this will be assumed as an act of aggression and Pakistan has every right to respond in a suitable manner. Mr. Modi seems to be a reasonable person, he should admit the embarrassment his administration had to face on the so called 'surgical strikes' and act as a responsible neighbour in the region. He will be respected for that. India is a big market and is respected for that, Mr. Modi should focus on using this advantage for the welfare of his people.

Kashmiri Nov 25, 2016 03:50pm

@The end is near meanwhile in India, new rs500 coming in multiple variants! Another demonetisation around the corner?

TEST Nov 25, 2016 03:55pm

BEST PM EVER FOR INDIA !!

Karim Mombani Nov 25, 2016 03:58pm

What is next, India won't let the Indian monsoon come and visit Pakistan !! Modi needs to get real and stop here. He is just making such decision for vote bank. His initiatives have already caused a lot of Harm to India, especially killing of the freedom fighter Shaheed Burhan Wani...

DIVERGENCE Nov 25, 2016 04:01pm

This will definitely result in a war, mark my words.

Ajay Nov 25, 2016 04:01pm

Always talking about violence. Worst prime minister India could have.

Sameer Nov 25, 2016 04:01pm

India can and should use its share of the water. Its Pakistani publics incompetence that they have an incompetent incumbent. This country has had 70 years to fix agricultural problems and decrease dependency on Indian waters by building dams and water mgmt. Punjab will have no problems. Unfortunately Sindh will become barren.

Imtiaz ali khan Nov 25, 2016 04:02pm

@Indian Thank you for understanding the reality of us sub continent people. How bad.....This is the way we win elections. Infusing hate in the innocent Janta. Sad reality of our politicians, how can we progress with this mindset and become US/Can etc., Love from Pakistan.

kiamal Pasha Nov 25, 2016 04:05pm

Before demonetisation, Modi created Kashmir unrest to divert the attention of the public. Now after the failure of demonetisation he again diverting the attention of public to Water sharing agreement. He can be best villain in Indian movies

Bkt Nov 25, 2016 04:08pm

He is right- but since all the water belongs to Pakistan - he should stop using it as well. Leggo my water Mr. Modi. Soon, thanks to Modi there will be no water for Indians.

El Cid Nov 25, 2016 04:10pm

Modi's poor judgment could cost Pakistan but would be catastrophic for India.

Rahul Nov 25, 2016 04:11pm

@kiamal Pasha But demonetization is not a failure. One needs to wait, down the line to see its results

Ak18 Nov 25, 2016 04:15pm

What is he waiting for??? He should take his bucket to the banks of the river and get bailing... feel sorry for indians they ended up with such a small minded, bitter and twisted man as pm...

Tsriq Nov 25, 2016 04:15pm

This chai wala needs to be taught a lesson

Mariyam Nov 25, 2016 04:16pm

Sad but reminds me of the song IMAGINE by Lennon. If only people of the sub continent can.... call me a dreamer if you want but one day the brothers and sisters will unite over the hatred.

Amira Nov 25, 2016 04:16pm

@optimistic I spent 5 hours in a queue and I kept whining like everyone else but at the end of the day, we are looking at the bigger picture. We support our PM.

Babu Nov 25, 2016 04:17pm

Daring and dashing PM

Shabdik Nov 25, 2016 04:21pm

So it's clear that India is not going to break Indus Waters Treaty . Modi only want the 20% of share as per Indus Waters Treaty which currently India uses only 2% . I dont think so it will impact on any.

DeepakM Nov 25, 2016 04:21pm

Political leaders are same in both countries. Have out of box thinking and make judgement about once side leaders; which is applicable other side as well.

Hitesh Nov 25, 2016 04:22pm

People commenting without understanding the statement. Modi Said : "Water belonging to India cannot go to Pakistan". I would like to ask dear pakistani friends what is wrong in that. He is telling to use the water India is entitled to use. And my sincere request to pakistani readers Modi is a person who thinks first for India and he has done plenty of things which benefits India which the previous govt has totally failed. So if possible ask your govt. to learn something from him rather than criticising him.

Tarun Nov 25, 2016 04:24pm

Did he say all of the water?

MUrad Nov 25, 2016 04:30pm

rest assured mr modi: in similar fashion we wont let india hold our agreed water share in indian dams. being a pm of a country you should be able to understand such a simple thing

Jawad Asif Nov 25, 2016 04:33pm

We are soo lucky to have this guy as indian PM, he will give us more and more reasons to get united and buildup our self more and more. Strengthen our economy and defeat their propaganda. Bring kashmiris more and more closer to Pak.

Fazeel Mehboob Nov 25, 2016 04:36pm

Sir believe me you Win my heart. You killed the superstars like suliman khan and Shakhrukh khan in acting. your dialogues are just like Gabar singh. I know you are also the writer of your dialogue. Keep it up. M sure after retirement from politic you will get a chance in film industries.

Ijaz Nov 25, 2016 04:37pm

@Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp.

Your numbers are incorrect and ignore the water being extracted by India and diverted to canals in Rajasthan. It is not only East Punjab that benefits from the waters of rivers flowing through Kashmir, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Pakistan always claims India is diverting excess water - it is wrong India is not. Similarly Indians always claim they can take more if they wish or are able to do so. They too are wrong.

By an measure the treaty is working well. Any attempt to tamper with it will result in serious repercussions and an all out regional if not world war.

Sami Ullah Swati Nov 25, 2016 04:39pm

Deprived Muslims in Kashmir wants their rights and may be the water belong to their mountains! Is your political statement this simple or you just make an election hoax!

Malik Nov 25, 2016 04:40pm

@asad That's even more disturbing then!

HASAN Nov 25, 2016 04:41pm

MAD MODI ... HR TRY'S TO WIN ELECTION AGAIN BY THESE ANTI PAKISTAN SPEECHES & MIGHT BE WIN ...WE KNOW HOW EXTREME INDIAN PEOPLES ARE ON PAKISTAN !

mukoo Nov 25, 2016 04:42pm

whenever he comes under pressure in political arena of India he drag Pakistan into his speeches from surgical strikes to international isolation he fail to harm Pakistan though he fool and deceive his nation very well current demonetization drive which was unplanned and chaotic put him in hot-water, in previous days he shed crocodile tears to convince the masses but fail to do so now he is playing the old card of nationalism and Enmity for pakistan!

Kaushal Nov 25, 2016 04:45pm

Why people always take it communal as always. He is just talking about benefits to his country.

MUrad Nov 25, 2016 04:46pm

@Jawad Asif very true

rao abid Nov 25, 2016 04:46pm

we will pay the same coins!

Jamal Nov 25, 2016 04:49pm

India is allowed the use of these rivers under the treaty, so where is the question of revocation. Pakistan gets more than its allocated share of water and looking at the changing realities its quantum may become more realistic in coming years. India is well within its rights to control water flowing through its territory.

Meow Nov 25, 2016 04:50pm

India should start re-working the treaty at the earliest

Pervez Sharif Nov 25, 2016 04:51pm

Tit for Tat! Eye for an Eye! Pakistan should block the indus going into india from its side too!

Leo Nov 25, 2016 05:00pm

@Pervez Sharif :yay! good thinking!

Govind Nov 25, 2016 05:01pm

@Shampee On a serious note. There are increasing efforts in India for rain water harvesting and cloud seeding. 20 years down the line, I do see , with envirnoment changes ,

logic Nov 25, 2016 05:02pm

@Pervez Sharif dont throw arrow in dark

nARSHIHMA mURTHY Nov 25, 2016 05:01pm

@Akhtar Parvez YOU ARE SO IGNORANT..PM ONLY THINKS ABOUT AMBANI ADANI AND HIS OTHER CORPORATE FRIENDS

Lord commander Nov 25, 2016 05:07pm

Listen full speech. He said the indian share which ia going waste will be fully utilised.

san Nov 25, 2016 05:08pm

I really want to know on what basis India is showing so much aggressiveness, What actually their thinking is ? Both are nuclear powers, so keep yourself in control, if situation goes out of control then no one will be able to control. India has let an extremist to rule them, Please don't let us to get extreme because once we starts then we are to mad on it.

shaffiq qureshi Nov 25, 2016 05:08pm

@Haider well said

San Nov 25, 2016 05:09pm

@Muhammad Farooq ..He has been taking bold steps. Demonitization is a bold step, to block black money. Any reforms will cause some inconvinience and follows protests by opposition. But, the leader should have guts. PM Modi has that.

Kirtimaya Varma Nov 25, 2016 05:11pm

India is not aiming at violating the Indus Waters Treaty. India is only planning to get the whole of its share as laid down in the Treaty. Presently a significant part of the Indian share flows into Pakistan and from Pakistan into the sea.

ozzy Nov 25, 2016 05:11pm

@Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp. Read the article einstein. He wants all of it not a single drop

Vik Nov 25, 2016 05:13pm

Dont worry this is just Punjab election talk for local consumption. Contrary to your opinion, an unfair and unjust policy will never be accepted by people of India.

ozzy Nov 25, 2016 05:15pm

@Turth lol question is will you?!, you wont even allow un team to visit. Why soo scared bro?, see the diffetence in ajk and iok. Ajk is free and peacefull. Shows urs nervousness, hiding something?

M.Sethi Nov 25, 2016 05:16pm

Sure keep your part of the water share percentage% ,whose stopping you ? But better keep yours eyes and hands off ,what rightfully belongs to Pakistan ...

RIZ KHAN Nov 25, 2016 05:17pm

Thank God Modi didn't say he will stop air blowing form India towards Pakistan and monsoon clouds entering Pakistan.

mandy Nov 25, 2016 05:21pm

Nothing to worry for Pakistan at this moment as India is only going to use its share of water as per Indus Water Treaty .

American Nov 25, 2016 05:22pm

@Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp. if you are right then either India was inept for so long or she did not need the water so only 2% was used for 56 years.

R. Azhar Nov 25, 2016 05:21pm

Why isn't our prime minister addressing the people on national TV or in Jalsas publicly condemning Modi? What special bond does he have with Modi? Modi is creating havoc in the region and our prime minister is mum about it!

M.Sethi Nov 25, 2016 05:21pm

Sure keep your part of the water share percentage% ,whose stopping you ?

But better keep yours eyes and hands off and not even think of blocking ,what rightfully belongs to Pakistan ...Because that would be bad for your health,Mr.Modi !

jK Nov 25, 2016 05:22pm

@Akram i cannot agree more with you!

Dsm Nov 25, 2016 05:22pm

Punjab in india is not ready to give its water to haryana even after SC verdict, first solve this sir

Masood Hussain Nov 25, 2016 05:23pm

We can only pray for the wisdom to dawn on Indian leaders not to relocate the amicably settled Indus Water Treaty

Anir Nov 25, 2016 05:24pm

This type of rhetoric used to come from Pakistan, now coming from India. When all of us will be on right track and stop noise.

syed rizvi Nov 25, 2016 05:28pm

Modi is a disgusting politician . Showing true low class of his and his nation.

Baba Nov 25, 2016 05:27pm

Dear Modi Sahib, Lets do it please, however first settle your currency conversion issues and arrange large long term investments on dams (to stop water) which probably be built after 8-10 years time when your government may not be in power.

Arvind Nov 25, 2016 05:31pm

@Akhtar Parvez , Thanks we proud on him !

Water Nov 25, 2016 05:31pm

Already china is not giving water to India.So Pakistan can ask his all time whether friend china to arrange a CPWC (China Pakistan water corridor) and get the water.

YourSTRULY Nov 25, 2016 05:33pm

The waters were to be shared between India and then Pakistan which included Bangladesh. I think Bangladesh too deserves the Indus water. Let's make a canal that takes the water there.

lafanga Nov 25, 2016 05:32pm

The entire Indus Water Treaty survived three wars, countless changes of govt's on both sides ONLY to be taken up by Modi and co. I have been saying this ever since Modi got elected that he is a very dangerous man not just for Pakistan but for India as well. He is trying his best to start some war with Pakistan. He has RSS roots. He can't change.

Sana Nov 25, 2016 05:35pm

That's why. that's why .. Kashmir is essential for our survival not only security.

Nuanced Nov 25, 2016 05:35pm

He is violating- he just wants to implement in totality

PP Nov 25, 2016 05:36pm

what he is referring to is water belonging to India under Indus treaty. Don't know why so much fuss about it!!!

Atul garg Nov 25, 2016 05:39pm

It is extremely sad that even in this 21st century, the obsession of one state over territory of the neighboring state - simply on the basis of religion- which is by the way a purely personal thing, is slowly but surely, pushing the whole subcontinent towards war and destruction.

Water water Nov 25, 2016 05:45pm

As a Tamilian I am bit surprised how Pakistan got the water for the past 65 Years.Because in india , State of Karnataka is not sharing water to State of Tamil nadu.In that scenario ,really Pakistan should be thankful to India for shared water until now and may be pakistan to REQUEST India to provide adequate water for them. Hope India will Consider requests from the people of pakistan .

Sajjad Khan-Sherwani Nov 25, 2016 05:52pm

@Sunil Varma So sad when people culturally so close to each other fight like two eternal foes. The winner is always the other one as we can see India-Pakistan trade going on thru Dubai.

Iftikhar Husain Nov 25, 2016 05:53pm

Modi has a big trouble internally and wants to divert peoples attention against Pakistan. The mistakes he is doing will pay him hard and will become most unpopular leader.

Kerala Nov 25, 2016 05:54pm

Dear Pakistanis, For your information, Everybody thinks that India is ruling by BJP at present, But It is wrong. India is ruling by RSS at present, Please check the background of NAMO, Amith shah, Rajnath singh, Sushama swaraj etc background, They are palnning to implement many things slowly.

Malik Nov 25, 2016 05:55pm

Well done Modi. Keep fooling your people with another SURGICAL STRIKE.

shaffiq qureshi Nov 25, 2016 06:02pm

Modi talks so much about Pakistan that I am sure in his sleep he must be saying Pakistan Pakistan the whole night

ali Nov 25, 2016 06:06pm

Pakistan will drill water wells and take out all the water belonging to India insides the earth, but what Modi will do if Pakistan disallows its air space to be used by India airlines, will its air fleet pass on from Pakistan from under the earth water? Modi always makes Indians fool.

Imran Nov 25, 2016 06:09pm

@zain you don't know thta India has second highest muslims in the world

Gerry D'Cunha Nov 25, 2016 06:12pm

India is now trying to bully with Pakistan over the water treaty and creating hurdles between the two countries

Zee Nov 25, 2016 06:15pm

@Akhtar Parvez it's not about thinking about India, it's about how to win UP and Punjab election, there are already banners and posters showing Modi's face and saying he is the one who did surgical strike and people should give vote to BJP. This Sabre rattling will take India nowhere in fact world is monitoring India stand on its smaller neighbors. Indus water treaty is protected and mandated by international agencies as UN and world bank and neither India nor Pakistan cannot altered the treaty unilaterally. Hope some day Modi would not claim to stop air coming from India.

Insaafina Nov 25, 2016 06:13pm

@Water water As a Pakistani i am surprised India gets any of the 4 out of 5 rivers. All the rivers and kashmir belongs to Pakistan in the first place. You are lucky that there is a Indus Water treaty that shares OUR rivers with YOU.

Dook Nov 25, 2016 06:20pm

Midi is being a politician, he won't stop any water, he's just posturings keeping the state election in mind. Besides that increasing storage capacity if a hydro project is no child's play, even if it's economical and structurally possible, building the additional modifications to each dam will take years. Even then their will be excessive water that would have to be realised or there would be flooding in India.

Merchant Nov 25, 2016 06:21pm

This most recent rhetoric by Modi is nothing but smoke screen in the face of Indian currency disaster. The water statement is nothing but an attempt to make a fool out of ordinary Indian citizens.

Mohan Chand Pakistani Nov 25, 2016 06:21pm

@Syed Hassan Your point is well taken but illiterate and populist chaiwala does not understand the complexities of law, or international treaties. To add some flavor the Chaiwala is adding his misplaced nationalism to his cup of tea.

Abdul Majid Sheikh Nov 25, 2016 06:21pm

After reading the story in the Indian Express, we formed a group in Cambridge University to discuss the matter. A student doing his PhD on the treaty informs that India has a 20% share of all waters flowing from the six rivers. This means that they have rights over Ravi, Bias and Sutlej, which make up the 20% share. But to imagine they will draw water from Indus, Jhelum or Chenab would be a violation of the treaty.

One expert professor says that lower riparians have rights which the upper riparian cannot usurp. If this happens then it means definite war. But it seems Modi is playing politics with his voters.

Dawn Nov 25, 2016 06:23pm

Is he running short of it for 'chai'?

SK Nov 25, 2016 06:29pm

@Kerala And which party is in rule in KERELA? Please get your facts right about India before commenting by impersonating as a Keralite. BJP is in power where it is by winning elections in a democratic elections.

Peace Nov 25, 2016 06:31pm

@Abdul Majid Sheikh That's exactly what he is saying--utilize the water that rightfully belongs to India as per the treaty. Noone is talking about violating the treaty. Why so much of fuss???

sana-1 Nov 25, 2016 06:30pm

@Sunil Varma Why dont you demolish it we will think of it as taking back?

sana-1 Nov 25, 2016 06:33pm

His Pakistan hatred will consume him and his country like termite....

ali Nov 25, 2016 06:42pm

Modi govt has gone mad. His 100 million job creation dream has failed. He has ruined Indian economy by demonetizing, so Kashmir and Water will be used as diversions.

Zia Nov 25, 2016 06:47pm

This guy has lost his brain. Well he should look at the map from where the river starts - Aksai Chin is with China and this is pivotal point to turn the key on and he will be at rest. After loosing face in Chahbahar he has started this rhetoric - just doing gimmicks for public consumption.

aslam shaikh1 Nov 25, 2016 06:55pm

Speeches just to get votes for next election.

aslam shaikh1 Nov 25, 2016 06:57pm

Our Politicians will give hollow replies since they only want money and gifts from across the border.

Rohail Nov 25, 2016 06:59pm

Frustration over U.K. foreign minister's statement about Kashmir!

Praveen Nov 25, 2016 07:00pm

Only PM in the world who can do anything for his country, no business , no family and his only aim is to service his country .

R. Azhar Nov 25, 2016 07:01pm

Bollywood sponsored surgical strike first and now bullying about stopping water! Modi has completely lost it.

najeeb Nov 25, 2016 07:07pm

You can always rely on Modi for providing us with the most ridiculous and outrageous statements that often result in a distinctly unique feeling of combined and immense anger/frustration/disbelief and humour.

akram Nov 25, 2016 07:07pm

modi has shown himself to be utterly inept at dealing with foreign countries, Pakistan is a case in point. He is completely naive if he thinks bullying is a way to get what you want.

Q Adeel Nov 25, 2016 07:09pm

Most of Brahmaputra water is used by Bangladesh since only small stretch flows to India. So China blocking Brahmaputra will unintentially hurt Bangla desh.

Nadim Nov 25, 2016 07:14pm

Modi is scared of CPEC, do not worry once we have CPEC, our economy will not be agriculture based anymore, so we may not need that much water

Proud Pakistani Nov 25, 2016 07:17pm

He is just frustrated....need to relax..your hate for Pakistan is making you more frustrated.

Ahmed Nov 25, 2016 07:19pm

It's becoming clear that India wants to push to create war like situation. Pakistan must be ready to face India to the point of, if we cannot have our fair share... than you will not have it either. Just rest assure of it.

Asi Nov 25, 2016 07:20pm

@ali Hats off your analysis

Raja Nov 25, 2016 07:21pm

@Akram the currency fiasco has been has been qorking excellent. All real estate prices have been brought down. Black money has reduced drastically.

Indian Nov 25, 2016 07:22pm

Absolutely right.

M.Saeed Nov 25, 2016 07:23pm

It is unfortunate that sentiments have overtaken the senses. Indus water treaty was designed with India exclusively using all waters flowing in the Eastern rivers Ravi, Sutlej and Beas. In compensation, dams at Mangla and Tarbela along with an extensive network of link canals were built under the Treaty, to provide water lost in the three eastern rivers to India. The costs of replacement works were shared by the consortium countries, the biggest contributor of which was India. Now, what Modi has said, is a big favor to us. If he says not a single drop in those Eastern rivers would flow to Pakistan, it would mean, not a drop of unwanted flood would add to our flood miseries during the flooding season. Good enough for us.

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 25, 2016 07:26pm

What a silly joke?

Lahore Nov 25, 2016 07:28pm

@Truth You want it back its your problem

BIJAY Nov 25, 2016 07:31pm

I am an Indian. From my perspective it is wrong. We have to use that much water that remains on treaty(20%). It means we should not violate treaty and use to our full potential which we do not(2-3%). This is like a provocation rather than a prospective talk. Till now i was a fan of Modi's work but now it is too much. We got to much jolt from yesterday. Neither our government doing enough to bring peace nor the promises it fulfilled. This type of electoral talk should be managed by election commission like which sparks communal harmony and religion. Although demonetization brought peace to the valley but we should think that it is temporary. from my prospective Pakistan should not hyper the Kashmir issue nor India possessing war like talk. This will only make Kashmiri and border people suffer. We are not seeing the real life problem and still increasing the no. of problem. If anything happen from now onward due to both side politician, then our fate will suffer.

Alam Nov 25, 2016 07:33pm

@asad as a gujarati, ill correct you there. He has a huge muslim vote bank in gujarat. Indians vote for progress,

Shiraz Bhojani Nov 25, 2016 07:34pm

It seems like the arrogant and ignorant government of India invented waters, valleys, rivers and oceans and that's why they think they own it.

Imtiaz faruqui Nov 25, 2016 07:37pm

The Gujoos of Gujrat have never learnt to give ,but only to take. Modi is no different ,if he play the water card for India , he is looking for a war.

Iqbal khan Nov 25, 2016 07:37pm

It's Pakistan's weakness to preserve excess of water and let it flow in the sea without potentially used. Unless we get rid of corrupt govt and establishment we may not think to spend on our resources for maximum output.

Fara Nov 25, 2016 07:37pm

2014 general elections BJP promised to put Rupees 15 Lakhs in every Indians account from 'black money is Swiss banks within a few months'. He won the election. Now, By present demonetization, Mr Modi has actually 'legally looted and plundered' the same electorate. This water matter is another 'sure-win' election gimmick by this PM Modi. What else can one expect from this person ? He can not solve the water dispute between Haryana and Indian Punjab. So divert attention ... according to advice of his PR consultants.

Iqbal khan Nov 25, 2016 07:40pm

@Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp. Utilise, I don't mind

Rehman Nov 25, 2016 07:42pm

India's Donald Trump - Modi!

nnnn Nov 25, 2016 07:44pm

@Sunil Varma your country is in the habit of breaching international treaties and resolutions; the indus water treaty was brokered through the help of world bank and the bank is also the sole guarantor of this pact between both the nations; please keep your words about international treaties

Ajay ladkani Nov 25, 2016 07:46pm

@zaFAR IQBAL very poorly informed person you are. You don't know that in Indian Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal share power with BJP.

Atticus from India Nov 25, 2016 07:46pm

This speech was given in Punjab, where BJP is likely to lose in the coming elections. This is an attempt to win the farmers of Punjab. We need not get excited over this. The treaty and water sharing will be honoured. There is plenty for both the countries.

It's a pity we don't have electricity sharing agreements near border states. Shared grids can help both countries.

Ravishankar M.R. Nov 25, 2016 07:47pm

Why crib, he only told water belonging to india (as per treaty) will be utilised. Not that water will be blocked to Pakistan.

ismail Nov 25, 2016 07:48pm

Well, they are giving more water than they should as per indus water treaty so fair play.

Ravishankar M.R. Nov 25, 2016 07:50pm

@anees zed he has not lost anything.

Imran Nov 25, 2016 07:50pm

Has he lost his mind? Insane man will throw to nations into war.

AG Nov 25, 2016 07:54pm

so who is stopping you to do this?

Khanm Nov 25, 2016 08:03pm

Dear Modi is it really water in your sub conscience..dear Modi even the trade route between China and Pakistan goes through so called disputed terrority. .why don't be civilized and discuss the matter with the intention to find a solution n not the war.sir..if we could get your subconscious mind to agree with your conscious mind about being happy, that's when your positive thoughts work....

P.K. Nov 25, 2016 08:11pm

@Akram Fiasco? brother it will bring 4 lakh crore of black money back to the government & 14 lakh crore back into circulation & 500 crore or more of counterfeit currency in drains.. this will lead to massive investment in infrastructure and tax reforms. He is working 18 hrs a day for his country..our country India. You can dislike him but cant ignore him :)

Sam Nov 25, 2016 08:13pm

I heard the speech, he said pakistan is also not using the mahority of water, which is going into sea . he said water that is not being used by anyone should be used, and the right to use belongs to indian farmers as the water flows from here. If you keep politicians aside, we can live happily with neighbours respecting each other.

Majid Khan Nov 25, 2016 08:14pm

In reply to Modi Pakistan has a simple reply that Pakistan has the capability and power to snatch our share and deprive India to build Dams on our way.

Awara Pathan Nov 25, 2016 08:14pm

This Man is going to Hurt India not Pakistan, his actions are not human and does not hold Indian values

Arun1 Nov 25, 2016 08:24pm

Read carefully , he says 'water belonging to India' ie the 20% that India can withold and build tunnels to take to Punjab

Girish Chandwani Nov 25, 2016 08:27pm

Going by the track record Modiji will do it . Some may like it or not.

The PM has a strong backing of his people.

PAUL Nov 25, 2016 08:27pm

Absolutely Correct!!!!!!

fawad Nov 25, 2016 08:41pm

Did Modi say anything about breaking the water treaty? I dont think so. He just said water belonging to India should go to Indian farmers if needed.

As per the treaty there is a portion of water that was for India so in theory there is part of the water that belongs to India but they arent taking it.

instead of focusing on water \ cross border killings and other diversion tactics Pakistan should be focusing on highlighting resolving the Kashmir issue. Until that is resolved these smaller issues will continue to arise whenever it suits the politicians on both sides.

aamir Nov 25, 2016 08:45pm

@The end is near This is same argument we use in withing Pakistan as Punjab says to Sindh learn how we are running our province.

Kadir khan Nov 25, 2016 08:46pm

modi belongs to the right wing hindu cult. He has to follow the hindu right wing policies if he want to stay in power.

PAK Nov 25, 2016 08:50pm

Incompetent man is looking for a war

imtiaz ali khan Nov 25, 2016 08:56pm

Well hopefully Narendra realize hate is not good. Good luck in the elections. Dr Manmohan Singh was in the different class than Narendra.

edward singh Nov 25, 2016 08:58pm

I have seen many vdeos of water flowing from Pakistan to Aarbian sea-in large volume - Why cant it be trapped and used for Pakistani irrigation ?? It is well known fact due to Global warming Ganges,Brahamputra,Sutlej,Ravi river flows will reduce--it is high time and urgency for both India and Pakistan think about de-salination plants as substitute -- for irrigation. It will be wise to take ideas from Israel,Australia, Gulf States who have de-salination plants !!

Syed F. Hussaini Nov 25, 2016 08:59pm

Dear Mr. Modi!

The folks you are trying to intimidate with your threats don't drink river water; they drink bottled water.

You, too, drink bottled water; the photos are there on the Internet.

Please!

Pakistani Nov 25, 2016 09:01pm

Next in line is oxygen. Talk some sense, mr

Irfan Baloch Nov 25, 2016 09:02pm

this guy is spoiling for a fight

anony Nov 25, 2016 09:02pm

India slowly going down the gutter with Modi at the helm.

Muhammad Nov 25, 2016 09:10pm

Even India does not belong to India, let alone water. Its just frustration. Give us back our India (Message from Pakistan)

Ijaz Nov 25, 2016 09:09pm

@edward singh

All rivers, Pakistani, Indian or otherwise flow into the Sea. It is not feasible to extract 100% of any river's total volume and expect nothing to flow into the sea. For one thing if this was done on world wide scale the seas would eventually evaporate - where do you think their source water comes from! Secondly it would cause immeasurable harm to fragile ecosystems lower down stream in places like Bengal and Sindh.

dean Nov 25, 2016 09:10pm

Election talk from Modi didn't he not give his state and the states that supported him 2 months to exchange their currency notes but all the other people had only 24 hours????

Zak Nov 25, 2016 09:17pm

@Sunil Varma try it please.....!

INDIAN Nov 25, 2016 09:16pm

As per Indian media reports, after talks between army commanders of both the countries there has been no firing at LOC for last 48 hours. Hope this a start of peace and not an omen for further killings. Because ultimately it's the families who loses everything when a soldier die, army can always recruit new.

PAKander Nov 25, 2016 09:17pm

Modi is trying so hard to make India look like a tough country. Keep up the rethroics Modi G!

Shah, Canada Nov 25, 2016 09:19pm

Kashmir belongs to Pakistan cannot go to India...

Zak Nov 25, 2016 09:20pm

Modi should not use internationally guranteed treaty's as political football.

Asad Nov 25, 2016 09:19pm

Modi is just trying divert attention of Indian public from the currency blunder he made recently

Tamil Nov 25, 2016 09:21pm

Modi is showing we Indians never honour an agreement we sign internationally. Not good image to give to the world and investor

N_Saq Nov 25, 2016 09:31pm

Modi is keeping Pak and India conflict on top of his agenda and by doing so is keeping the Kashmir issue in the international limelight, which means he must be trying to solve the Kashmir issue indirectly as Indians will eventually get fed up with this hate and will be open to Kashmir resolution. Smart man!

SARDAR RAHIM KhAN Nov 25, 2016 09:35pm

Modi is very stupid PM in the history of India. He has created a lot of problems for himself in India. All the Muslims and other minorities have understood his RSS race purity nature. His rude behavior will break india into multiple countries like Manipur, Nagaland , and Khalistan. The blockage of water to Pakistan , will be considered act of war , which will lead to the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir.

sunil Nov 25, 2016 09:36pm

PM Modi is diverting the attention of nation. where are lacs. of rupees in every family account. On contrary this government has made all middle class and poor people of India to deposit their hard earned money to be handed over as loan to richer class and - phrrr vanish!

Jay chan Nov 25, 2016 09:36pm

@Indian I think Modi and BJP are living in fool's paradise ... elections of AAP in Delhi, Nitish in Bihar, brexit and trump shows there is a hidden sentiment in masses that cannot be easily fooled by few (social media addicted middle class)

Neo Nov 25, 2016 09:42pm

@P.K. - no point explaining them about the merits of demonetization... the country who is reeling under a corrupt government and corruption to its core wont even know how to appreciate what the drive has/will brought to india and its overall growth index in the coming months/years... they have been living under the state from last 60 yrs and will keep living so for another 100 if dont realize what they are suppose to do in time.

AMIYA DEKA Nov 25, 2016 09:49pm

@Shah, Canada , stay happy

Ron Nov 25, 2016 10:01pm

@Taimoor khan you are 100% correct

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Nov 25, 2016 10:21pm

This is what happens when you have an illiterate person leading the country.

Iqbal rangoonwala Nov 25, 2016 10:30pm

Wait and see

Pakistani Nov 25, 2016 10:36pm

pakistan should send few bottles of filtered water to india as a friendly gesture....both countries should finish drama and stop killing eachothers millitery people and civilians.....lets move to peace and prosperity instead of playing hatred....

Pakistani Nov 25, 2016 10:38pm

@Sunil Varma hahaha...sunil love u buddy...lets work for peace and prosperity...

Pp Nov 25, 2016 10:39pm

@ali: Indian airlines are already using different routes

Sarwar, USA. Nov 25, 2016 10:42pm

@edward singh ... Some water always flow to sea.. to keep delta and fisheries alive. True Pakistan needs more big and small dams... you cannot stop water to a country because some water goes to sea. Desalination plants are very expensive.

Zak Nov 25, 2016 10:49pm

@bipin what's agreed is agreed. Once plebiscite in IOK takes place, all kashmir will join pakistan. But we are honourable, so we will still abide by Indus water treaty and let you have what is agreed.

Zak Nov 25, 2016 10:49pm

@Shampee good one.hahaha.

Zak Nov 25, 2016 10:52pm

@Jamal but kashmir is not indian territory. Kashmir awaits plebiscite under UN resolutions.

ali raza Nov 25, 2016 11:00pm

Termination ok Indus water treaty will not benefit India. It is Pakistan who have given its water to India (three eastern rivers). If treaty is cancelled, Pakistan will claim on all rivers entering its territory being a riparian state.

Shahbaz Ali Nov 25, 2016 11:42pm

for your kind information, water which belongs to Pakistan also didn't go to India.

Ahmed Nov 25, 2016 11:44pm

Failure to abide by Indus Water treaty will lead to conquer and destruction of India

bashir kashmiri Nov 25, 2016 11:54pm

@COOL BREEZE if indian treaty is scrapped then you wont have anything to give back ,,, the thing is that if you cant respect shimla agreement then why is india bound to respect indus water treaty ? think about it

Muhammad Ali Nov 26, 2016 12:18am

Modi is good for one thing only, i,e running his mouth against Pakistan.

Hasna Nov 26, 2016 12:25am

@Asad ..no, this has been on his agenda for few months

Akhleshwar Nov 26, 2016 12:29am

India must use whatever water belongs to her rightfully. That amounts to 20% of the water available.

Ayaz Munir Nov 26, 2016 12:42am

oh my dear CPEC, how much more insecure you are gonna make our dear neighbors.

M.H Nov 26, 2016 12:45am

Not according to treaty Modi ji

M.Sethi Nov 26, 2016 01:47am

Sure keep your part of the water share percentage% ,whose stopping you ?

But better keep yours eyes and hands off and not even think of blocking ,what rightfully belongs to Pakistan ...Because that would be bad for your health,Mr.Modi !

Kashmiri Nov 26, 2016 02:14am

Nothing will reverse the Indus water treaty no matter what delusions the Indian government has

Visitor Nov 26, 2016 03:28am

@Akram why dont yoy see as tow fifferent things.

Shdhsn Nov 26, 2016 04:17am

He is getting ready for election talks, and with these type of statements trying to hide his poor performance. Indian Rupee is at it lowest in decades.

Riaz Nov 26, 2016 04:56am

Modi's policy is not India first but Hindus first! That is the difference. As to controlling water well let him try it, it will backfire on India as China can do the same. This guy is following Israel's foot steps, because they plan to do,the same.

KH Nov 26, 2016 05:06am

@Gerry D, very simple... why shd India be generous to its neighbour when they creates all sorts of troubles! After all India on IWT still wanted to be within agreed principle - 80/20 Pak/Ind sharing strictly.

kit kit Nov 26, 2016 05:13am

The Kashmiris want their territory back. India has no right to their territory

Dr. Doctor Nov 26, 2016 05:21am

@Ramsay Bolton: Our blades are sharp.

20% of whole, not taking everything and then playing with numbers. You cannot block it 100 percent and state we will collect our share first.

Whatever is flowing, just redirect or stop 20% of the flow, if 20% is the agreement. I am assuming you quoted the correct figure.

Dr. Doctor Nov 26, 2016 05:22am

@Hitesh

You are a wise man. I have read your comment twenty times and still can't make anything out of it.

I will try again.

Imtiaz ali khan Nov 26, 2016 05:55am

@edward singh Pakistani govt is corrupt, like Indian politicians. No wonder both of us have massive poverty. 600 million in India with over 50 million in Pakistan don't have basic facilities to conduct basic human life. While I read news about politicians children have massive wedding, even Industrialized nations people jaw drops when they see these kind of celebrations. Stay blessed.

Farouq Omaro Nov 26, 2016 06:37am

This Modi guy is creating unnecessary damage. Why is the world electing people like Trump, Modi, Duterte, Maduro, and Putin to power? Beginning of the end for Modi I think!

Umar Khitab Nov 26, 2016 06:39am

No where to hide Mr. Modi.... You stand in front of the world with your words and actions. Let the WORLD recognize the real you and your enemies appreciate your love for your neighbors.

Amin Nov 26, 2016 07:04am

Another childish rhetoric like the previous 'surgical strike'.

Harith Nov 26, 2016 07:05am

@Shoaib Khan not a bad idea

Sharaq Khan Nov 26, 2016 07:59am

@Akhtar Parvez I think Indian PM has personal hatred towards Pakistan, and he does not think of his folk, by the way. Sub-continent shares the same Masses(PM's of both sides).

Sadik Nov 26, 2016 09:02am

First check what is treaty mentioned ,india have its own share why think only negatively ife is give&,take

Imtiaz ali khan Nov 26, 2016 09:47am

@Imtiaz faruqui That was tough one from you, but there is some truth also in your statement. It would be unfair to judge all the Gujrati people like though. I have met some really good Gujrati people also.

Sree Nov 26, 2016 10:03am

How long can it flow, have to wait and see, no rains people... while the people are busy fighting, it would be better to at least think about the nature and it's future.. God bless.

asad Nov 26, 2016 10:23am

@Alam how can a ravaged muslim community in gujrat can support someone like Modi, even human rights in india with mostly lopsided view when it comes to muslims voiced for muslim due to grave injustices, rapes, more than 2000 muslims were butchered infront of their love ones. Modi does not work secretly against muslims, his acts in Gujrat and now in kashmir are blatant and open for the world but not to bigot or the black sheep in the community who is for self destruction for the inapt justifications.

Zulfiqar baig Nov 26, 2016 11:02am

Indians living in India and abroad are cursing Modi for his unprofessional act about currency demonetization..He is trying to divert poor Indians attention towards Pakistan..

Tahir Baloch Nov 26, 2016 12:00pm

Did Modi Purchase the water? he have no right to break the indus water treaty. They should educate themselves.

J USA Nov 26, 2016 02:13pm

Just like US TPP deal, all these deals need to be re-negotiated. When this deal was done, indian population was probably 1/3 of what it is. With 1.2 bil population, it is completely new dynamics now

mo Nov 26, 2016 02:30pm

This is all they do, empty talk. While Pakistan is being serenaded by countries due to CPEC. Please move on and focus on what is important.

Param Nov 26, 2016 04:03pm

Good step by Modi ji.

selva Nov 26, 2016 05:16pm

@Tahir Baloch : Read the heading carefully. It means India's share should be utilized by India. Should not be given to Pakistan.

Iftikhar Husain Nov 26, 2016 06:14pm

Mr Modi would like all people of Pakistan die of hunger because there will be no water given by Mr Modi. We all must pray Almighty to help us.

Sahil Nov 27, 2016 12:02am

@Umer read the treaty india is to get 20 percent of water we are NOT stealing water - we are currently using 2 percent Now we plan to use our 20 percent don't comment without knowing details

Sahil Nov 27, 2016 12:05am

@Bkt read the treaty all the water does not belong to pakistan

Barry Nov 27, 2016 02:44am

@SARDAR RAHIM KhAN LOL:!!!

Syed Naseem Ahmed Nov 27, 2016 12:01pm

Water belong to nature and it is the property of every human being living in this world either side . Modi your forefather does not created this water and river so do not put your dirty politics on the water issue .

Syed Naseem Ahmed

Agha Ata Nov 27, 2016 09:13pm

All fruits of nature belong to all dwellers of the planet. Do not be a bad boy trying to eat everything.

Danial Nov 28, 2016 01:10pm

Water that belongs to India is defined in treaty. Now it's upto India to utilize its full share. India still have some share in water to develop in western rivers additionally some water spills from eastern rivers during flood season.