The Indus Waters Treaty facilitates both India and Pakistan to share water of Indus and its tributaries from the past 56 years.
 
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition that sought to declare the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan illegal and unconstitutional.
 
The Indus Waters Treaty facilitates both India and Pakistan to share water of Indus and its tributaries from the past 56 years.
The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 covers the water distribution and sharing rights of six rivers – Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.
 
India maintains that Sutlej, Beas and Ravi waters belongs to us and is not being used in Pakistan.
 
The World Bank which had brokered the treaty in 1960, last year paused the separate processes initiated by India and Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty to allow the two countries to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements.
 
India had taken strong exception to the World Bank’s decision to set up a Court of Arbitration to look into Pakistan’s complaint against it over Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
 

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