SC modifies Cauvery order, gives relief to Karnataka over water row with TN

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The Supreme Court reduced on Monday the quantum of Cauvery water to be released by Karnataka after an emergency petition by the state and violent protests paralyzing life in southern India.
The top court modified a September 5 order and asked Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs water to Tamil Nadu per day till September 20. The earlier order asked for 15,000 cusecs to be released daily for 10 days.
The decision came on a plea by Karnataka that said the state government was facing “huge public pressure” and police prevented attempts to damage public property during recent statewide strikes with great difficulty.
The application also referred to inputs from security agencies that said if the current flow of water was allowed to continue further, the situation “may go out of hand”.
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have seen tit-for-tat attacks over the past few days around the sensitive issue.