Wrath of law will fall on Karnataka govt if it fails to release Cauvery water to TN: SC
"The State of Karnataka should not be bent upon maintaining an obstinate stand of defiance."
New Delhi: In a clear signal that its patience with Karnataka's defiant stand on the release of water to Tamil Nadu is close to getting over, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Siddaramaih government to follow its orders immediately.
The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said that the SC warns Karnataka government to follow its orders because one doesn't know when the wrath of law will fall.
The bench said, "The State of Karnataka should not be bent upon maintaining an obstinate stand of defiance."
The observations came after the apex court directed the Karnataka government to release 6000 cusecs of Cauvery water from Oct 1 till Oct 6.
The court also directed the government of India to constitute Cauvery Water Management Board by Oct 4 and to study the ground realities that the Cauvery issue faces.
The states party to the conflict – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry – were also asked to give names of members for the Board by tomorrow.
Meanwhile, in a big setback for Karnataka's defence in the Supreme Court, legal luminary Fali Nariman, who has been representing Karnataka in the Cauvery case, has reportedly written to Chief Minister Siddaramaih saying won't argue till SC order complied with.