SC dismisses plea against Indus water treaty

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New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the validity of the Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan, observing that the treaty has proved to be good for both neighbours.

Dismissing the plea by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said, “The treaty has been good for last half a century” for both the countries.

Advocate Sharma had challenged the constitutional and legal validity of the treaty, contending that it was signed between then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan President Field Marshall Ayub Khan, and that the treaty binding the country should instead have been signed by the President of India.

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