SC denies petition challenging validity of Indus water treaty

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today denied a petition challenging the validity of Indus water sharing treaty between India and Pakistan knowing that the treaty has turned out to be beneficial for both the countries.

The bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Kehkar, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud dismissed the request by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma went on to say: “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.

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