Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging validity of Indus water treaty

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the validity of the Indus water sharing 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 has challenged the validity of the treaty contending that it was signed by the leaders of the two countries and not by the President.