Cauvery row: Karnataka makes midnight move, gets SC to hear plea on a holiday

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Bengaluru, Sept 12: After moving the Supreme Court at midnight, Karnataka will get to argue the Cauvery waters case on Monday, despite it being a holiday. Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur placed the matter before a Bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra for urgent hearing.

Karnataka is seeking modification of the Supreme Court order of last week which had directed the release of 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for ten days. Following this order the state of Karnataka witnesses widespread protests and even a one-day shutdown on Friday.

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Cauvery: SC to hear plea on a holiday

Karnataka in its petition has sought to modify the order. It has stated that between September 5 and 10, 66,000 cusecs of water had already been released to Tamil Nadu. While citing acute shortage of water, Karnataka says in its petition that the Samba region of Tamil Nadu has sufficient water.

The matter will come up before a Bench comprising Justice Dipak Mishra who had passed the original order on September 5. On the last date of hearing, Justice Mishra had told Karnataka to embrace the principle of "live and let live."

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