Supreme Court allowed Goa's appeal: AG

Gomantak Times
Friday, 21 February 2020

"Our appeal is admitted by Supreme Court and fixed it for final hearings on July 15, 16 and 22. The apex court has taken cognisance of our matter and fixed it for final hearings for three days." Adv Devidas Pangam

PANAJI: Advocate General of Goa Adv Devidas Pangam on Thursday claimed that the Supreme Court had admitted the Goa government plea challenging the Inter-State Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal and posted the matter for final hearing in July.

When contacted for reaction after the apex court allowed Karnataka's plea for the Centre to notify the final award of the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal, AG Pangam said that it was a technical issue and not a setback to Goa being made viral by some people on social media.

He said, "Our appeal is admitted by Supreme Court and fixed it for final hearings on July 15, 16 and 22. The apex court has taken cognisance of our matter and fixed it for final hearings for three days."

According to AG Pangam, it was during the hearing the technical issue cropped up and the Karnataka counsel appealed to the top court to ask the Centre to notify the final award of the Tribunal.

AG Pangam further informed that the contempt petition filed by Goa against Karnataka will also be heard by the Supreme Court after two weeks.

The Goa government had filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against Karnataka for diverting Mhadei waters by constructing conduits to the Malaprabha basin, in violation of directives of the court and the Tribunal.

 

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