Any attempt by India to divert water flow would be considered 'act of aggression': Pakistan
Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal in a media briefing made a remark that Pakistan have "exclusive rights" over three Western rivers. His remarks came after PM Modi reportedly said that his govt would stop the water flowing to Pakistan.
Addressing an election rally in Haryana early this week, Modi reportedly said that his government would stop the water flowing to Pakistan.
Faisal said that Pakistan had "exclusive rights" over the waters of three Western rivers under the Indus Water Treaty.
"Any attempt by India to divert the flows of these rivers will be considered an act of aggression and Pakistan has the right to respond," he said, without naming the rivers.
Tension between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5. Pakistan has downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian High Commissioner.
Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue but India has asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 was its "internal matter". New Delhi has also asked Islamabad to accept the reality and stop its anti-India rhetoric. India has maintained that 'terror and talks cannot go together'.