Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice A.S. Bopanna recuse themselves from hearing the Krishna water dispute

“We do not want to be targets of invective,” judges similarly placed — hailing from the States in dispute had recused from the case

A dispute over the sharing of Krishna waters has been ongoing for many decades, between Hyderabad, Mysore, ,Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Justice Chandrachud said  he had had a word with Justice Bopanna and they decided to withdraw from hearing the case as Justice Chandrachud is from Maharashtra and Justice Bopanna hails from Karnataka.

Earlier,  CJI, N V Ramana had also recused from hearing a petition filed by Andhra Pradesh accusing neighbour Telangana of depriving its people of their legitimate share of water.


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