J-K has endured because of Indus Water Treaty: Mehbooba


Jammu and Kashmir has endured misfortunes because of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan and ought to be remunerated by the Center, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday, two days after India chose to "endeavor to the most extreme" the water of Pak-controlled streams. 

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"Today, numerous things are being discussed. There is a discussion of IWT… We are confronting misfortunes because of IWT. We ought to get pay and we can't approach Pakistan for that however our own particular nation. Whatever we get, be it our energy activities or anything, we ought to get," she said at a capacity here. 

Under the Treaty, which was marked by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan President Ayub Khan in September 1960, control of three streams coursing through Jammu and Kashmir – Jhelum, Indus and Chenab – was given to Pakistan while India was given control over Beas, Ravi and Sutlej, all going through Punjab. 

In view of the bargain, no enormous dams or power undertakings can be worked by India on Jhelum, Indus or Chenab. 

"There have been such a variety of wars, yet IWT wasn't touched in light of the fact that both the nations profited from our assets, even as J and K endured misfortunes," Mehbooba said while talking at the dispatch of PM Ujwala Yojana. 

Her comments came two days after the Prime Minister attested that "Blood and water can't stream together" and chose that India will "endeavor to the most extreme" the water of Pakistan-controlled waterways, including Jhelum. 

Held in the midst of uplifted pressure between the India and Pakistan, the meeting additionally chose to set up a between clerical teams to delve into the points of interest and working of the Treaty with a "feeling of earnestness", senior government sources said. 

She said her dad and previous Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had needed joint utilization of assets by both the nations for fellowship between them. 

"Mufti sahab dependably had this reasoning we ought to both do such things with the goal that we can utilize our assets together for our and their advantage so that there is kinship rather than ill will. In any case, shockingly, even as there were numerous endeavors, it has not happened in this way, she said. 

The central priest said she had trusted Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Pakistan for the SAARC summit in November yet noticed that he can't go the situation being what it is taking after Uri assault. 

"SAARC was to happen in Pakistan and I had trusts that our PM will get a chance to go there yet in what capacity will he go? Under what conditions will he go there? she said. 

India, alongside Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan, have chosen not to go to the 8-country Summit in light of unabated cross-outskirt psychological warfare from Pakistan, the venue.

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