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Mullaperiyar: SC says Kerala has right to ensure people’s safety

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New Delhi: Observing that the safety of the people is more important in the Mullaperiyar dam issue, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said the State has the right to make law for the safety of the people.

If anything happen to dam due to water level increasing, everything will be washed away including the verdict obtained by Tamil Nadu in 2006, the apex court said.

A five-judge Constitution Bench Tuesday began the final hearing on the legal battle between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the controversial Mullaperiyar dam.

There has been tension between the two states over the safety of the dam. While Tamil Nadu contends the dam is safe and its water level has to be raised from 132 feet to 136 feet, Kerala says the structure is weak and it needs to be replaced.

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