"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well." -Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Updates on the Kishanganga Dispute

The Indian Express reports that Pakistan has not asked the arbitral tribunal constituted under the Indus Water Treaty for an interim stay on the construction of the  hydropower project in the Kishanganga river (a tributary of River Jhelum). In the last post on this issue, we had taken note of another Indian Express report that Pakistan might ask for an interim stay on the construction activities in the river. However, during the first hearing (preliminary hearing) on the matter, Pakistan had reportedly surprised the Indian side by not asking for an interim stay. The newsreport of the Indian Express can be accessed from here. Previous posts in this blog on this topic can be found here.

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