Multiple media reports published a story on Bhutan stopping the flow of irrigation water on an irrigation channel along its border with India near Assam, affecting thousands of farmers in 25 villages. The channel has been used by farmers since 1953
Most of the mainstream media reported the story on Thursday 25th June. Times now even linked the Incident to the recent scuffle with China.
Many prominent personalities including Rajya Sabha Member Dr. Subramanian swami also shared the story on Twitter after which many twitteratis mocking bhutan and how it is playing in the hands of Chinese.
Bhutan didn’t stop the supply of water:
After China's allies Pakistan & Nepal, Bhutan hassles India | India News https://t.co/KpbSrLuy6A : Where have the paid louts on twitter disappeared? Payment stopped?
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 25, 2020
Bhutan issued a clarification, stating that the media reports alleging that they (Bhutan) have stopped the supply of irrigation water to areas in Assam “are totally baseless” & “deliberate attempt by vested interests to cause misunderstanding between friendly people of Bhutan & Assam.”
The actual reason for stopping the flow of water is being the natural blockages due to heavy monsoon and Bhutan is helping to clear the blockage and clear the passage.
Clarifications on the recent news articles published in India alleging that Bhutan has stopped the supply of irrigation…Posted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan on Thursday, June 25, 2020