New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant an urgent hearing on a PIL seeking abrogation of the India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty on the grounds that it was “unconstitutional”.
“There is no urgency in the matter. It will come up for hearing in due course,” a bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice A M Khanwilkar said.
Advocate ML Sharma, who filed the PIL in his personal capacity, had sought an urgent hearing on the matter. He had argued that the treaty was unconstitutional because it was not signed as per Constitutional norms and hence should be declared “void ab initio”. “Keep politics aside. The matter will come in due course,” the bench said when the lawyer insisted on an urgent hearing.