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Tamil Nadu scoffs at Karnataka Cauvery arguments

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | J. VENKATESAN
Published Sep 1, 2017, 1:30 am IST
Updated Sep 1, 2017, 1:30 am IST
Under the 1924 Agreement, Mysore not only got what it wanted with respect to Krishna Raja Sagar with the capacity but also future irrigation areas.
Supreme Court of India
 Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Thursday refuted in the Supreme Court the Karnataka government’s charge that Cauvery agreements of 1892 and 1924 were the result of unconscionable and unequal bargaining power of Mysore and Madras Presidency and these agreements cannot form the basis for water allocation.

Making this submissions, senior counsel Rakesh Diwedi and counsel G. Umapathy, for Tamil Nadu told a three judge Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitav Roy and A.M. Kanwilkar that at the time when the 1924 agreement was executed, the British Government was not in a position to dominate and dictate to the Maharaja of Mysore.

 

Tracing the genesis of the two agreements, counsel said at least, not in the same way as they could in the 19th century when the instrument of transfer, 1881 was granted to Maharaja of Mysore. Counsel said there was no basis for Karnataka to assert that Mysore was pressurised by the British government to execute the two agreements.

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