Bhutan stopped releasing channel water for Indian farmers along its border near Assam, reports Indian website republicworld.com.
It happened amid growing tension between India and China due to recent clash along the Line of Control.
Quoting local reports, the website said farmers in Baksa district of Bhutan utilises water flowing from a man-made irrigation channel also known as ‘dong’ for growing paddy on the Indian side of the district since 1953.
However, the recent decision of the Bhutanese government has posed a problem for as many as 25 villages, who then staged a protest on Thursday.
The agitating farmers took part in the demonstration under the banner of Kalipur-Bogajuli-Kalanadi Anchalik Dong Bandh Samiti and demanded that India’s central government must take up the issue with Bhutan government and solve their problems.
BBC Bangla also reported and quoted a Baksa district administrator as saying that they had sought a remedy from the Bhutan government.
According to republicworld.com, Bhutanese government took the move has been taken as a part of country's measures to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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