After the Citizen Amendment Act came into force.The Bangladesh and India joint River commission meeting,which was scheduled today for updating data on six common rivers has been postponed,delaying the exchange of data. This commission has been set up to fulfill the objectives of resolving water related river disputes between India and Bangladesh
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momin first canceled his two-day visit from 12 to 14 December, after which the tensions between India and Bangladesh are now coming to the fore. However, on the part of the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, the reason behind the cancellation of the visit of the Bangladesh Minister was given internally. In such a situation, the reason behind the cancellation of this meeting is being told that the CAA should be implemented in India.
According to sources Bangladesh has asked to postpone two meetings with India this week on river management because of amid protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act.
India and Bangladesh have 54 common rivers. However, the two countries have only one relevant treaty signed in 1996 which oversees the sharing of water of the Ganges river.The two countries first discussed the exchanging of water in 1985. Since then, the neighbours have discussed the issue of sharing water from the six rivers, but could not reach any consensus.