Cauvery row: No SC relief for TN
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refrained from passing any immediate order directing Karnataka to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, after finding favour with Karnataka's argument that it could "not upset" the findings of the Cauvery Monitoring Committee when there was a statutory remedy available.
A Bench led by Justice R M Lodha observed that Tamil Nadu should first challenge the decision of the committee before the Prime Minister-headed Cauvery River Authority, as per the statutory scheme. "We have to take the order passed by the Cauvery Monitoring Committee to its logical conclusion. If you (TN) are aggrieved with the order of the committee, go to Cauvery River Authority. If you are still aggrieved, you can come to the court," it said.
The counsel for Tamil Nadu said the court had issued similar directions in 2002-03, but the Bench remained unimpressed. It directed Karnataka to file an affidavit on Tamil Nadu's plea within three days and posted the matter to February 4 for further hearing.
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