The Supreme Court today will hear Karnataka’s review petition seeking modification of September 20 order, asking it to release 6,000 cusecs of water for seven days to Tamil Nadu.

 

Yesterday, the Karnataka government had submitted an interim appeal to the Supreme Court explaining that the water in both the dams- Mettur and Cauvery are not sufficient enough to release additional 6000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.

 

However, Tamil Nadu has asked the Supreme Court to order Karnataka to adhere to the orders of the apex court and not to consider any petition of Karnataka till it releases water to the state.

 

Today, if Supreme Court decides to consider the Contempt of Court petition submitted by Tamil Nadu, then Karnataka will have to face legal action for violating the order of the apex Court. Also, the Court can strictly order Karnataka to release water without taking the review petition into consideration.

 

However, if the court ends up approving Karnataka’s petition even then the Contempt of Court petition filed by Tamil Nadu cannot be sacked.

 

The apex court can also consider both the petitions but even in that case it will have to charge Contempt of Court against Karnataka CM Chief Secretary. It will also have to give them a final deadline to release water to Tamil Nadu.