‘Andhra raising check dam height affecting fundamental rights of TN’

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said on Saturday the government has filed a case in the Supreme Court to declare Andhra Pradesh’s act of raising the height of the check dam across the Palar river as an act impacting the fundamental rights of the people of her state.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, Jayalalithaa said on July 18, 2016, the state government filed a petition in the Supreme Court.

She said in the petition the state government has asked the apex court to declare Andhra’s action of raising the height of the check dam across the Palar river without Tamil Nadu’s permission as affecting the fundamental rights of the people of her state.

Jayalalithaa said the petition also requested the apex court to order Andhra Pradesh to bring down the height of the check dam to previous levels.

The petition had also said the Supreme Court should order Andhra to ensure that the water from Palar and its tributaries reaches Tamil Nadu.

–IANS

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