The verdict was pronounced by a Bench comprising Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, Justices Amitava Roy and Khanwilkar. The Bench had reserved its verdict after a marathon hearing on September 20, 2017. The court had in January said that it would deliver within a month its verdict on the decades old Cauvery water dispute between riparian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, saying enough confusion has been created on it for over two decades.
While both sides would hope for a favourable verdict, the atmosphere is tense in both the states. Security is at an unprecedented high at the KRS dam and Mandya in Karnataka which forms the Cauvery basin.
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All top officials from the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu arrive in Delhi
Battery of lawyers from both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to be present in Supreme Court
Chief Ministers of both states to receive regular briefing on verdict
TN Cauvery technical cell chairman Subramaniam arrives in New Delhi