An obligation called Baglihar

An obligation called Baglihar
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First Published: Thu, Feb 15 2007. 12 19 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 15 2007. 12 19 AM IST
Water and power minister Liaquat Ali Jatoi said that India had a “moral, legal and political obligation” to...implement (the World Bank expert’s decision on Baglihar). By accepting three of Pakistan’s four objections..., (it) holds New Delhi responsible for violating the 1960 Indus water treaty.
(The) decision also emphasises that solutions to Indo-Pakistan problems can be found by peaceful means.(It) is expected to have a positive effect on the controversial dam, India is building on the Neelum river. (India) has...decided not to proceed with its construction without vetting the dam’s design.That’s the right approach.The Indus water treaty is a monumental accord. By giving Pakistan the exclusive rights to the three western rivers, the treaty removed a major source of conflict...
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