India cannot deny Bangladesh its share of river water and the related issues need to be resolved through arbitration, a joint commission or other such mechanisms, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy said here on Tuesday. Calling for a comprehensive plan to share river water between the two countries, Roy also said that India and Bangladesh should agree to share the burden of water shortage.
Presiding over the valedictory function of the 8th India Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue here, Roy said that Bangladesh should get water under the tenets of public international laws as the lower riparian state should get its share of water from every international river.
“India cannot deny Bangladesh its share of water of rivers that flow from this country. This is my personal opinion and not in any way the official stand of India. But every international river should have some share of its water for the lower riparian state under the tenets of public international laws,” he said.