Cauvery: Tamil Nadu moves SC, seeks contempt action against Centre 

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: March 31, 2018 3:21 pm

Cauvery issue: The application filed by Tamil Nadu also wanted the court to direct the Centre to purge the contempt forthwith by framing a scheme in accordance with the February 16 judgment of the apex court.

Tamil Nadu on Saturday approached the Supreme Court seeking contempt action against the Centre for “willful disobedience” in carrying out the mandate of the apex court on constituting the Cauvery Management Board for which the six-week deadline expired on Friday.

The application filed by Tamil Nadu also wanted the court to direct the Centre to purge the contempt forthwith by framing a scheme in accordance with the February 16 judgment of the apex court by providing for Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee vested with all powers to give effect to the decision of the tribunal as well as the judgment of the top court.

“Initiate contempt proceedings against respondents (the central government) for willful disobedience in carrying out clear mandate set out in para 403 of the judgment passed by the honourable court dated 16-02-2018 in civil appeal number 2453 of 2007 and connected appeals,” the Tamil Nadu application said.

The petition contended that the Centre was bound to give effect to the judgment by framing a scheme so…

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