On June 15, I posted funnily - "Forget Pakistan or China... High time to take Bhutan seriously..."
Just within ten days, the warning comes true...
//Over 6,000 farmers hailing from more than 26 revenue villages of the district were dependent on a man-made irrigation channel (locally called as ‘dong’) to carry water to a huge chunk of paddy fields on the Indian side of the district from Bhutan since 1953. But this year, due to the COVID-19, the authorities in Bhutan government have refused the entry of Indian farmers to channelize the ‘dong’ to carry water.//
//“Because of this, for the last five days the dong has not been able to carry water to the paddy fields. We need water. Otherwise, we won’t hesitate to intensify our agitation in days to come. COVID-19 is a separate issue and stopping an almost 70-year-old system is a different issue. By maintaining all international protocols regarding the COVID-19, we can channelize the dong for the benefit of the Indian farmers. The Bhutan government can’t do this citing some invalid reasons,” Borgiary alleged.//
Now, Bhutan stops irrigation water for farmers bordering Assam