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Taimoor Khan

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Bhutan did the right thing. There was a severe shortage of water in Bhutanese villages along channel so they had to reduce release quota.
Indian completely understand and supports this.
Few farmers not getting water doesn't matter much in bigger scheme of things (although govt should arrange alternate sources for them).

Any official word from new Delhi to support your claim or your just pulled this out from your rear end?

If its indeed official, I hope the Indian farmers are made aware by their government.
 

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Bhutan did the right thing. There was a severe shortage of water in Bhutanese villages along channel so they had to reduce release quota.
Indian completely understand and supports this.
Few farmers not getting water doesn't matter much in bigger scheme of things (although govt should arrange alternate sources for them).
Much ado over nothing by the usual cheerleading suspects... Don't pay much attention to them. This is a temporary measure owing to the extraordinary circumstances created by the Wuhan Virus, in any case monsoon has hit our state with full fury and water will be available.
 

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After Pakistan & Nepal, China's another ally Bhutan hassles India
  • Thu, Jun 25 2020 09:51:13 PM
New Delhi, Jun 25 (IANS): After China, Pakistan and Nepal, now Bhutan has also started hassling India. Thimphu has stopped releasing channel water for irrigation along its border with India near Assam, affecting thousands of farmers in 25 villages of the region.

Since the pushback from India to the Chinese aggression in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, where 20 Indian soldiers and unknown number of People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops were killed in a violent faceoff on June 15, Beijing has been using its diplomatic heft through its regional allies to put pressure on New Delhi.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime has invested heavily in the countries neighboring India, resulting in unprecedented dependence of South Asia on China.

Sources in Guwahati said that farmers staged a protest against the blocking of water which flows from a man-made irrigation channel ‘Dong' for growing paddy. The channel has been used by farmers of Bhutan and India in the region since 1953.

The withholding of water by the Bhutanese government is affecting people of 25 villages, sources said. Thimpu has said that the flow of the irrigation water has been stopped as part of Bhutan's efforts to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which originated in China's Wuhan city in Hubei province.

Bhutan has prohibited entry of foreign nationals. The Indian farmers, who use water from the channel, have been denied permission for being foreigners. Local sources said that the agitated farmers, however, argue that the water to the Dong can be channelised if all the international protocols to prevent Covid-19 are followed.

The editor of The Bhutanese newspaper in Thimpu, Tenzing Lamsang, however, disputed that Bhutan has stopped flow of any ‘irrigation water' to India. In a series of tweets, he said, every year Bhutan allows Assamese farmers to come across and divert sections of a river in Bhutan into channels that irrigate few farms in Assam.

This year, the border is sealed for all foreigners due to Covid-19, he said, adding that even Bhutanese coming into Bhutan since March have to undergo a mandatory 21-day quarantine and tests before being released into the population.

"This is how we have prevented community transmission so far. Please don't politicise this or draw non-existential inferences. Situation is not as heartless as it is being made out to be as local government on Bhutan side there had earlier agreed to maintain those water channels," he tweeted.

However, in monsoon, sudden rainfall and floods also damage Bhutanese irrigation systems including the drinking water in Thimphu, Lamsang said.

The Centre and the state government are yet to react on the issue. While Islamabad has been hassling New Delhi with persistent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal has been cornered the government by laying claim to the Indian territory of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura areas of Uttarakhand in its updated new map.

https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=723700
 

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India is a nuisance to all its neighbors there is no nation in the world that has more issues / problems with its neighbors then india that is all its neighbors , what does that tell you ... that its india who is the real problem pathetic nation.
 

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India wants peace with China, because China is on another level. But that did not happen for Nepal and Bhutan.
 

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Bhutan stops water supply to India
Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:31, Jun 25,2020 | Updated: 18:44, Jun 25,2020




A river is seen in this photo taken from Indian website republicworld.com.

Bhutan stopped releasing channel water for Indian farmers along its border near Assam, reports Indian website republicworld.com.

It happened amid growing tension between India and China due to recent clash along the Line of Control.

Quoting local reports, the website said farmers in Baksa district of Bhutan utilises water flowing from a man-made irrigation channel also known as ‘dong’ for growing paddy on the Indian side of the district since 1953.

However, the recent decision of the Bhutanese government has posed a problem for as many as 25 villages, who then staged a protest on Thursday.
The agitating farmers took part in the demonstration under the banner of Kalipur-Bogajuli-Kalanadi Anchalik Dong Bandh Samiti and demanded that India’s central government must take up the issue with Bhutan government and solve their problems.

BBC Bangla also reported and quoted a Baksa district administrator as saying that they had sought a remedy from the Bhutan government.

According to republicworld.com, Bhutanese government took the move has been taken as a part of country's measures to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wait what? Bhutan has always backed India, they were running around backslapping the Modi government over article 370.
 

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