The opening of three barrages is resulting in major northern rivers to swell rapidly.
India opens water for Bangladesh causing heavy floods in its north. The sudden release of water in its northern parts took authorities by surprise. The embankments in four northern districts of Rangpur division were flooding as a result. The floods affect 51,000 people in various villages of the area.
The local media in Bangladesh reports that over a third of population is evacuating from their houses. Moreover, the major northern rivers including Teesta, Dharla and Brahmaputra were continuously swelling. Thus, the populations are further preparing for evacuation in the region.
The central parts of the country are already facing floods as per the media reports from the country. It includes the capital of Bangladesh; Dhaka.
The chief of country’s north one Water Development Board stated to a local publication that 28,978 cusecs of water was released by India. In this, 4,200 cusecs came through Gazaldob Barrage, 12,074 through the barrage in upstream on River Karatoa and 12,704 cusecs through the Deonai barrage. He expects that the situation may further worsen in the coming days.
Th estimates also suggest that over 23000 families lost their homes to these floods.
India has recently been embroiled in serious regional controversies with all its neighbors. These include border disputes with China, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan. Moreover, India is also using river waters as a threat to Pakistan. Usually, it also opens up water gates in its territory with Pakistan as well to cause flooding in the country. Pakistan has also been a victim of India’s flood planning against its neighbors.
The recent opening of water gates against Bangladesh is a similar Indian approach of devastating Muslims within and outside its borders.