Karnataka refuses to comply with SC’s order to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu


Fali S Nariman withdraws his post as Karnataka counsel when he refuses to comply with Supreme Court’s order to release the waters of Cauvery to Tamil Nadu. Despite Karnataka defying Supreme Court’s order to release Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu, the SC passed fresh orders to immediately release 6000 cusecs of water each day from 1st of October till the 6th of the same month.

SC asked the central government to make the Cauvery Management Board functional in 3 days time period. The apex court clearly stated that it does not want a situation where the wrath of law follows. The board is asked to assess the situation, the ground realities and finally submit the report on the next week. But, Karnataka is defiant on this matter and the renowned lawyer Fali S. Nariman withdrew as the counsel of the state. He totally refused to adhere to court’s decision.

Even the Union Water Minister, Uma Bharti failed to come up with settlement between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the Cauvery water dispute. Uma Bharti asked the two parties to soon resolve the issue and adhere to the decision of Supreme Court. The Union Minister went on to the extent of saying that she would be sitting on hunger strike if the dispute is not solved.

The Chief Minister of Karnataka requested the center to form an expert committee in order to study the availability of water in the reservoir. Previously, the state refused the court orders expressing its failure to release Cauvery water as there is insufficient water.