Baloch Human Rights Council UK (BHRC-UK) in a press release issued today condemned the acting Chairman of Indus River System Authority's (IRSA) for the unilateral and illegal decision to open Chashma-Jehlum link canal.
BHRC-UK noted that while in Sindh people do not have water to drink forget about agriculture, this is a criminal act of Punjab which shows their continued disregard and arrogance towards the rights of other nations.
BHRC-UK recognises the historical rights of Sindhi people on their natural resources including waters and notes with great concern the arrogant disregard of Punjab of the unanimous decisions of Sindh, Balochistan and Paktunkhuwa assemblies, thousands of rallies, strikes and hunger strikes in Sindh and demands of the civil society organisations.
BHRC demands that the Chashma-Jehlum Link Canal should be immediately closed and reiterated that Baloch people are together with their sindhi brothers in their legitimate struggle for their historical rights on waters of river Indus.
Baloch Human Rights Council (UK)
London 15 july 2010