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SC urged to hear plea on Indus treaty

Petitioner has challenged the constitutional validity of the sharing treaty between India and Pakistan

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 26 2016 12:47PM | Updated Date: Sep 26 2016 12:47PM

SC urged to hear plea on Indus treaty

 The Supreme Court was urged on Monday to hear an appeal challenging constitutional validity of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan.

 
As the petitioner, advocate M.L.Sharma, urged the top court to hear the plea on an early date in the course of the mentioning, a bench of Chief Justice T.S Thakur and Justice A.M Khanwilkar said it would come up in the normal course.
 
When the petitioner advocate urged for an early hearing, the court wanted to know where he was all these years. 
 
The petitioner has challenged the constitutional validity of the sharing treaty stressing that it was signed by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and then Pakistan President Ayub Khan. 
 
He has contended that the President of India should have signed the treaty.