Cauvery water dispute: Partial relief for Karnataka as SC modifies earlier order

The apex court, however, rejected Karnataka's plea that the earlier order, asking it to release 15,000 cusecs Cauvery water per day, be kept in abeyance.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 12, 2016 6:56 pm
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The Supreme Court on Monday gave partial relief to Karnataka, modifying its September 5 order. The apex court has now directed the state to release 12,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu as opposed to 15,000 cusecs that it earlier ordered. The modified order comes after the Karnataka government on Saturday evening sought an urgent hearing over the Cauvery dispute.

The apex court, however, rejected Karnataka’s plea that the earlier order, asking it to release 15,000 cusecs Cauvery water per day, be kept in abeyance.

In its petition filed late Saturday evening, Karnataka argued that Tamil Nadu was not facing any agony but the Supreme Court bench expressed its displeasure over Karnataka government’s failure in implementing its order. Justice Dipak Mishra observed: “Citizens and executive of this country have to accept and obey orders of the Supreme Court unless it is modified. If the court passes an order, either comply or come for modification. People cannot take law into their hand,” news agency ANI reported.

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Violent protests were reported in parts of Karnataka and Tamil over the Cauvery water dispute. Earlier on Monday, a hotel in Tamil Nadu was attacked by a Tamil rebel group that hurled petrol bombs at it. Vehicles with Karnataka registration plates were also attacked. A Tamil engineering student was also thrashed in Bengaluru on Sunday.

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    Haris
    Sep 12, 2016 at 11:59 am
    TN always fought with neighbors
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      Najam
      Sep 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm
      B r a h m I n d o g and s c o u n d r e l !
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        Najam
        Sep 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm
        Supreme C O R R U P T(SC) has become a tool of politics. All corrupt i d i o t s in SC SHALL resign!
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          Bugth
          Sep 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm
          How can we look at this in B R A H M I N U T W A ANGLE and take leverage to the advantage of B R A H M I N I S M?
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            Satendra kumar
            Sep 12, 2016 at 8:18 am
            Superb both states are working together.
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              mangoaadmi
              Sep 12, 2016 at 9:13 am
              Then u shld expect water for ever then !! Karnataka will get power from elsewhere!!
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                Balaji S
                Sep 12, 2016 at 9:20 am
                Of the Cauvery river's course of 765 kms, nearly 500kms lies in TN. With the dams in Karnataka, irrigable land has been increased leading to shortage of water in both states. While Cauvery is 4th largest river in Karnataka, it is the prime one for TN. Karnataka has other sources, while TN has none, because of our geographical location. If you think just geography makes you superior to make such a claim, then rest ured, this nation will have far more issues. We do not need your sympathy, show empathy and do what is right, not what is political. You pay for energy generation (an activity, which costs), water is not generated. Its flow is purposefully blocked.
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                  Saravanan
                  Sep 12, 2016 at 3:58 pm
                  why TN Left his right in cauvery issue... its a right... no one should not request to leave our Right....
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                    Jai Karanataka
                    Sep 21, 2016 at 6:00 am
                    justices Dipak Misra and U.U. Lalit these justices should be bared for taking the case sense less justice may be he was in jayalalitha nasha
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                      Dude
                      Sep 12, 2016 at 8:53 am
                      We pay for that electricity but Tamil Nadu doesn't pay for the water that you receive.
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                        danny
                        Sep 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm
                        there is a will , there is a way bro.. you want water or just cauvery water.. ask ur govt how many new water reservoirs they built so far.. y not try desalination.., if you cant afford it ask center to help you
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                          danny
                          Sep 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm
                          why not TN govt try to find alternative water sources rather than fighting..lt;br/gt;Its been a decade old issue..lt;br/gt;What happened to last year historic rainlt;br/gt;Had they built any new water reservoir..lt;br/gt;SC must direct TN govt to do
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                            minutha karkera
                            Sep 12, 2016 at 8:27 am
                            Disgusting judgement by supreme court there is no,water in krs or any other dam Karnataka govt should not release water
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                              minutha karkera
                              Sep 12, 2016 at 8:27 am
                              Disgusting judgement by supreme court there is no,water in krs or any other dam Karnataka govt should not release water
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                                Moshe
                                Sep 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm
                                Only s like you think like that
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                                  Moshe
                                  Sep 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                                  So In 500kms of cauvery water with whom you share the water dont tell me entire water in cauvery river length comes from its origin , you said Karnataka has other sources which source south karnataka districts got, very ill informed. For your information , Chennai Cuddalore belt recieves more rainfall than Bangalore Hubli belt why dont you people save that water
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                                    PRAVIN S
                                    Sep 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm
                                    water wars r red alert for ending human civilisation
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                                      raj
                                      Sep 12, 2016 at 8:46 am
                                      So, Do you think that Supreme court did not check the availability of water in dams along Cauvery rivery and gave the verdict ? Don't expect electricity from Neyveli and kudankulam power stations in tamil nadu.
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                                        Romen Thoks
                                        Sep 12, 2016 at 6:59 am
                                        Latest news
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                                          undefined
                                          Sep 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm
                                          Fought what? Neighbors live in TN. Stupid Asking for water is not "fought"
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                                            undefined
                                            Sep 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm
                                            Like great wall of China build a great wall of Karnataka around Karnataka -TN border , divert the your river water to Arabian sea when it floods , close all the transport to TN and live happily ever after.
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