SC refuses to hear petition
New Delhi—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the Indus Waters Treaty.
In a meeting, the Indian premier reportedly zeroed in on adopting an aggressive strategy to raise pressure on Pakistan. The move came days after he threatened the nation with global ‘isolation’ following the recent Uri attack.
India has been deliberating on the pros and cons of action on the 1960s water treaty between the two nations as a strong response to the separatist attack in Indian-occupied Kashmir which left 18 Indian soldiers dead, according to NDTV. India accused Pakistan of being involved in the attack, a charge the latter denied.
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Separately, the Indian Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition challenging the validity of the treaty on an urgent basis. “Keep politics aside. The matter will come in due course,” the bench responded when the counsel for the petitioner called for an urgent hearing.—Agencies