SC frames issues on Mullaperiyar dam dispute

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New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) The Supreme Court today framed charges in a suit filed by State of Tamil Nadu against state of Kerala seeking declaration that the Act passed by Kerala state assembly which is opposed to the construction of Mullaperiyar dam, is null and void.

According to the plaintiff state of Tamil Nadu, the Act passed by the state assembly of Kerala was nothing but an attempt to overreach the apex court of the country and also to nullify the directions issued by this court in relation to Mullaperiyar dam.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and J M Panchal framed the issues which include whether the Act passed by Kerala assembly and notified by the state government is in conflict with directions of the apex court. Kerala has been opposing the construction of the dam on the grounds that it was against the interest of the people of Kerala and Kerala is not interested in implementing the directions of the apex court which has permitted government of Tamil Nadu to go ahead with the construction of the dam and also to raise its height.


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