New Delhi sources have reported that the Supreme Court on Wednesday continued hearing the Cauvery water dispute involving the tussle between Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Sources have stated that the apex court on July 11 commenced final hearing on the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) final award.
Meanwhile a bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, had earlier directed the Karnataka Government to provide 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamilnadu till its further order. Earlier the top court, in January, dismissed the plea seeking compensation from both Karnataka and Tamilnadu Governments for the loss of property during the Cauvery water related dispute between both the states.
Previously on January 9, the Tamilnadu Government
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.
Furthermore the lawyer from the side of Tamilnadu, Shekhar Naphade, urged the
three-judge bench to bring the matter to a logical end for which there should
be a continuous hearing.