SC to continue hearing Cauvery water dispute today

ANI | Updated: Sep 14, 2017 07:27 IST

New Delhi [India] September 14 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Wednesday continue hearing the Cauvery water dispute involving the tussle between Karnataka ">Karnataka and Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu.

The apex court on July 11 commenced final hearing on the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu, Karnataka ">Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) final award.

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, had earlier directed the Karnataka ">Karnataka Government to provide 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu till its further order.

The top court, earlier in January, dismissed the plea seeking compensation from both Karnataka ">Karnataka and Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu Governments for the loss of property during the Cauvery water related dispute between both the states.

Siva Kumar, a Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu based activist, had earlier filed the petition in the apex court on the same.

On January 9, the Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu Government sought a compensation of Rs. 2,480 crores from Karnataka ">Karnataka for not releasing water to the state despite getting the Supreme Court directive to do so.

The lawyer from the side of Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu, Shekhar Naphade, urged the three-judge bench to bring the matter to a logical end for which there should be a continuous hearing.

On December 9 last year, the apex court upheld its constitutional power and right to hear appeals filed by Tamil Nadu">Tamil Nadu, Karnataka ">Karnataka and Kerala. (ANI)