After the Uri base camp attack, India is thinking to review the Indus Water treaty to put pressure on Pakistan. But Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan foreign adviser to Pakistan PM, said on Tuesday that India cannot separate itself from the agreement if India does this it will be taken as an “Act of war”.
Aziz while briefing the National assembly on the issue said that “The international law states that India cannot unilaterally separate itself from the treaty.”
Further throwing light on the issue Sartaj Aziz said that the unilateral revocation of the treaty can pose a great threat to Pakistan and it’s economy. He said that if India violates the treaty Pakistan can approach the International Court of Justice.
Further, Aziz said that “This Indian act can be taken as the breach of international peace and hence giving Pakistan a good reason to approach the UN Security Council, Between the two countries, this act of revocation can be taken as an act of war.”
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said at a meeting over Indus Waters Treaty that water and blood cannot flow together at the same time. At the meeting, it was decided that India will “exploit to the maximum” the water of Pakistan-controlled rivers, including Jhelum, as per the water-sharing pact.