Comments on: India and Pakistan: a personal view of the water wars Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: tehseenhasan Thu, 29 Jul 2010 02:40:29 +0000 Thanks for this nice post. you are improving day by day
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By: Lalwani Tue, 13 Apr 2010 06:01:01 +0000 Fresh from the press. Kashif Hasnie at RAND writes in DAWN on a very similar topic. -content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/edit orial/natural-security-and-water-340

By: sheraz Sun, 11 Apr 2010 12:30:27 +0000 feedback regarding above mention article is required by

By: sheraz Sun, 11 Apr 2010 12:22:23 +0000 Editorial,Articles,Features,and discussions for Journalists and other media practitioners are based on the objectve to bring change in attitiude,behaviour,thoughts and opinions etc. While doing prctice to develop a favourable public opinion is an art of Public Relations by using media tools is considered as media war,media campagin,media trial etc which sometimes favoured to yellow journalism. Wheather any reporter,journalist especially analyist goes beyond the reasons of conflict unbiasly. The absence of seeking truth by the reasons are missing in the article. Undoubtedly Water crises are now being raised between the two tradional rival states that would provide base of war.Following are some reasons which led the two neuclar states on the brink of war.
Every incident is a result of behaviour which used to be genrate through attitude. And attitude development in social Psychology is in result of treatment by any single,organization, institution. SO the causes led us towards past treatments made by Indian Officials which caused to generate attitude changes. Three horrible wars,both the nations had met in past since partition. History unveiled the truth by truely analysis of reasons.
As conceren with the present story board of Water also link into the past.Kashmir,undoubtedly,considered as a life line entirely for Pakistan and little to India also. A nation of 117million people dependent its 80% on farming occupationally. More than 75% of economy sustains from agrclutural outputs. 80% of irrigation is made through world’s largest cannal system. Punjab province is one the major provoider of food and cloth gets the total amount of water through rivers downstreamed from Kashmir.
If we go through the details of Indus Water Treaty(IWT),signed by the leaders of both states, Pakistan has already taken a blind risk by which RAVI,BIAS, and SUTLAJ is totaly alloted to Indan control. According to the accord signed 1960, Pakistan with a population of 117millions,totally rely on her western rivers. Now what to be done by the nation for her survivol when they observe that India has been taken 27projects into construction with out taking them into confidence. Does any body here to make their doubts clear while the effected nation has brute experience in past.
Now come to the evidential points:
1- India never admitted Pakistan whole heartly as a separate independant nation.

2-1948 India attacked on a newly born flourishing countary with a huge aggressive Army. what was the cause at that time. Did the state has terrorists at that time?

3-After 1948’s floppy assault, 2nd attempt was made in 1965.

4-1971 war when Paksitan lost her part then timed was named as East Paksitan attempted at the time when Paksitan was internly distubed by political instability.

5-The current interference of India in Baluchistan,the province of Pakistan with other parts of state adjining to Afghanistan.

6-several times Ravi was overflooded by India to create devastation in Pakistan.

7-During 1992 India relase 12ft high wave of water in Jehlum river which made disaster at huge level.

8-during 90’s India devastated the riaper areas at the time when crops were are ready to be cropped.

9-Now by funding Afghanistan to build a dam at Kabul rivr which finall destinated into Indu river. Does it not to destabilize Pakistan?

So these are the concerns in mind of common person in Pakistan. Past makes the present and contributes to future. Indian jurnalists should make the clear picture before the people that how “Water Bomb” is being used by upstreamed nation to downstreamed nation and urge to Indian goverment not to create discomfort and disharmony.

By: Seth Fri, 09 Apr 2010 17:16:49 +0000 Yes indeed Rajeev.

Pakistanis (I’ll speak for this forum) are completely incapable of participating in a logical discussion. On top of that, this blind hatred is disturbing at best.

I have started to believe that most Pakistani posters here don’t follow through the thread and just post any random “gem”. The behavior pattern reminds me of monkeys that regularly switch between screaming and coitus when there is a brawl.

By: RajeevK Fri, 09 Apr 2010 13:58:40 +0000 Seth

Thanks. Yes I saw that Dawn video where Pakistani official says that India is not messing up with water.

Dara: Thanks always, good specific information.

G-W: Thanks for posting Quereshi statement.

Myra: if you are serious about this issue, perhaps you should make a comment here. There is enough said by your readers for you to do so.

NOW; How many times I have heard Suckers for propaganda Pakistanis blame India that the rivers in pakistan are dried off and toddlers are dying because of India not releasing water into Pakistan. A case of 1000 Indian consulates in Afghanistan.

By: G-W Mon, 05 Apr 2010 21:41:45 +0000 Myra,

Here is some truth by Pakistani Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who says water is being wasted by Pakistan, not stolen by India. Enjoy

“In an interview to a Pakistani channel on April 2, Mr. Qureshi said: “It is not being stolen by India. It’s been wasted in Pakistan. The total average canal supplies of Pakistan are 104 million acres per feet. And the water available at the farm gate is about 70 million acre per feet. Where does the 34 million acre per feet go? It is not being stolen in India; it is being wasted in Pakistan.” ”

–>next top Pakistani, needs to speak truth to Pakistani’s, that being general Kayani, should declare India is not a clear and present danger to India.

Thank you Mr. Quraishi for speaking truth, Pakistani citizens are quicker to believe lies and lay blame, rather than accept responsibility, both individual and collective.

Time to quit spending billions on nukes and F-16s and build some damns.

By: manishindia Sun, 04 Apr 2010 07:15:14 +0000 Myra,

Pakistan has launched wars against India for any number of reasons, it won’t be surprising if Pakistan declares next war for water .

Pakistanis are habitually liar, on the one side their engineers are openly on record saying India is not drawing water more than the quota, where is the question of any dispute on this matter and on the other side their politicians and military rulers are openly blaming India for violation of treaty .

By: KPSingh01 Sun, 04 Apr 2010 00:22:18 +0000 Babag writes: “Here is an interesting article by John Briscoe in “The News”. One of the major points to note is the alleged censorship of Indian media when it comes to publishing any news related to Kashmir(Indus basin). I was very surprised to read that.”

Thanks for sharing this link. Inside India itself there are states that have the same problem between each other. In the Southern states, the river Cauvery is a bone of contention. The state downstream is at the mercy of the neighbor who controls the valve. Water can surely turn into a serious situation. India and Bangladesh also have a similar issue to settle. I also saw in BBC world news about the Chinese build up of dams in the Tibetan plateau which will drain away water from major rivers that feed into the Indian sub-continent and South East Asia. Major international rivers must be under UN control and must be administered by neutral parties. Water is one thing humans should not use to play with each other. It is a fundamental right for all humans to have adequate water. We should not mix this with other political issues. As it is things have gone from bad to worse in the relationship between India and Pakistan. Now water issues will add more fat to the fire.

By: babag Sat, 03 Apr 2010 21:01:39 +0000 Here is an interesting article by John Briscoe in “The News”. One of the major points to note is the alleged censorship of Indian media when it comes to publishing any news related to Kashmir(Indus basin). I was very surprised to read that. asp?id=232342