Cauvery Water Dispute: Supreme Court verdict is a big shock for Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Supreme Court has today given a verdict on Cauvery water issue. Tamil Nadu politicians expressed shock over the verdict. Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said, “I am also shocked at the reduction in the supply of water. I have to get more details about the actual judgement but I think the Supreme Court firmly said that water cannot be owned by any state. That’s a consoling factor.”

In its verdict on the dispute earlier the same day, the Supreme Court allotted an additional 14.75 TMC of river water to the state of Karnataka and reduced Tamil Nadu’s share from 192 TMC to 177.25 TMC. The parties to the dispute were the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They challenged the 2007 order of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on the sharing of Cauvery, the Ganga of southern India.

Supreme Court verdict was a shock for almost all the partiees of Tamil Nadu. Senior DMK leader Durai Murugan described the verdict as “a big shocker.” Another senior leader, the party secretary, of DMK, TKS Elangovan blamed AIADMK for the verdict. Senior AIADMK leader V Maitreyan showed his unhappiness over the verdict. He said,”All citizens of the state are seeing this verdict as injustice done to Tamil Nadu. We will see the full verdict and then react”.