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Uri aftermath: PM Modi calls meeting to discuss Indus Waters Treaty today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 September 2016, 8:26 IST

After attacking Pakistan on various occasion over terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a briefing on the Indus Waters Treaty on Monday, according to reports.

The reports said that the meeting will look at the pros and cons of the treaty signed 56-years ago under which India and Pakistan share the waters from six rivers.

The prime minister is expected to meet top officials of various ministries including External Affairs and Water Resources, top sources have told NDTV.

There have been consistent calls in India that the government scrap the water distribution pact to mount pressure on Pakistan in the aftermath of audacious Uri terror attack earlier this week.

Under the treaty, which was signed by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan President Ayub Khan in September 1960, water of six river - Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum - were to be shared between the two countries.

Pakistan has been complaining of not receiving enough water and gone for international arbitration in couple of cases.

-With PTI inputs

First published: 26 September 2016, 8:26 IST
 
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