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Andhra Pradesh raising dam’s height affecting Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said on Saturday the government has filed a case in the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s act of raising the height of the check dam across the Palar river, saying it is impacting the fundamental rights of the people of her state.

india Updated: Jul 30, 2016 19:12 IST
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(Representative image) Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said the government has filed a case in the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s act of raising the height of the check dam across the Palar river.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said on Saturday the government has filed a case in the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s act of raising the height of the check dam across the Palar river, saying it is impacting the fundamental rights of the people of her state.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, Jayalalithaa said that the state government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court.

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