Tamil Nadu, in its plea on May 4, had sought execution of the Supreme Court judgement in the Mullaperiyar Dam case, saying it has been held that it will have a right to maintain the dam while its security would be taken care of by the Kerala police.
The two states have been engaged in a long legal battle over the maintenance of the Mullaperiyar dam located on the Periyar River in Idukki district of Kerala.
Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry dam and was constructed pursuant to the Periyar Lake Lease Agreement of October 29, 1886 across Periyar river.
The Kerala government has asked, as a precautionary measure, 206 families living downstream of the 120-year-old dam to move to safer locations.
The Tamil Nadu government had on February 20 moved the apex court seeking deployment of CISF for protection of Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala.
Kerala sought that water level should be raised above 136 feet only after exhausting storage into Vaigai.
Supreme Court has allowed Tamil Nadu to raise the water level in the dam to 142 feet.
The verdict had also restrained Kerala from obstructing Tamil Nadu from raising the water level in the dam.
In May this year, the Supreme Court ruled that water up to 142 feet could be stored in the Mullaperiyar dam.
Jayalalithaa accused Karunanidhi of showing no concern or interest in Mullaperiyar dam issue.
A lease for 999 years entered into by the British government with the Maharaja of Travancore in 1886 was held to be valid by the bench.
As per the proposal, the panel will ensure increasing the full reserve level to 142 feet and look into the safety aspects of the century-old structure.
The issue would be taken up on the first day of the monsoon session under assembly Rule 130.
The strike was called to express apprehensions of the people over the apex court order.
Verdict allows Tamil Nadu to raise water level in the dam to 142 ft.