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Govt is not going to scrap Indus Water Treaty: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) was an abomination and should never have gone through, but the NDA government was not going to scrap it, a day after Centre hinted at revisiting the pact with Pakistan if it does not act against terror.

By: | Srinagar | Published: September 23, 2016 4:58 PM
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“It (IWT) was an abomination and should never have gone through. J-K has suffered long on its account but this government isn’t going to scrap it,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) was an abomination and should never have gone through, but the NDA government was not going to scrap it, a day after Centre hinted at revisiting the pact with Pakistan if it does not act against terror.

“It (IWT) was an abomination and should never have gone through. J-K has suffered long on its account but this government isn’t going to scrap it,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.

The opposition National Conference (NC) working president said the treaty has survived four wars and nothing will happen to it.

“Will stick my neck out and say that nothing will happen to the Indus Water Treaty. It survived 4 wars & a J-K assembly unanimous resolution,” he said in another tweet.

India yesterday made it clear that mutual trust and cooperation was important for such a treaty to work.

The assertion came amid calls in India that government should scrap the water distribution pact to mount pressure on Pakistan in the aftermath of the audacious Uri terror attack earlier this week.

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