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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