Arbitration court rejects Pakistan objection to diversion of water for power by India in J-K

The International Court of Arbitration (ICA) has upheld India’s right to divert water from the Kishenganga river for power generation in Jammu and Kashmir.
In its final award announced at The Hague last evening, the seven-member court, headed by Stephen M Schwebel, unanimously decided that India must also release a minimum of 9 cumecs of water into the Kishenganga river below the Kishenganga Hydro Electric Project (KHEP) at all times to maintain the environment downstream.