Kishanganga: India wins case
Posted on Tue , 19 Feb '13
Setting aside objections by Pakistan that has halted work on the 330 MW Kishanganga hydel project in Jammu and Kashmir, the International Court of Arbitration at The Hague has upheld India's right to divert water from the project to Kashmir. Pakistan objected to the construction of the project on the Kishanganga, which is called Neelum upon entering Pakistan. Islamabad took New Delhi to the court of arbitration, disrupting Indian plans to divert water from the Kishanganga into the Bona Madmati Nallah. Islamabad said the diversion violated provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty of 1965, a claim that India refuted.