The Kerala government told the Supreme Court that keeping water level at 142 feet will put immense pressure on the 126-year-old Mullaperiyar dam. It will also put lives at stake in several districts downstream. Tamil Nadu has been releasing water due to surfeit rainfall.
Earlier the Kerala High Court had dismissed the state government plea, saying, "Here the allegation is of the functioning of Assembly Session having been disrupted by the members by trespassing into the Speaker's dais and committing mischief. The aforementioned acts
The Bench said the affidavit submitted by the State of Kerala discloses a sorry state of affairs and does not in any real manner safeguard the right to health guaranteed to the citizens under Article 21