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SC to continue hearing in Cauvery water dispute

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme will on Wednesday continue hearing the water dispute involving the tussle between and

The apex yesterday commenced final hearing on the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, and against the 2007 Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) final award.

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, had earlier directed the to provide 200 cusecs of water to till its further order.

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

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

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

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice and comprising Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, extended the interim order in the water issue, directing Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu.

The lawyer from the side of 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, Karnataka and Kerala, against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 03:48 IST