The raising of the water level by T N is as per the SC approval. So they cannot be blamed. The real culprit of this issue is the original agreement which is about 100 years old.During that period the British was ruling the whole of our country, some part directly and others through the then kingdoms. The parts directly ruled by British like the then Madras State was having advantage over other parts. Accordingly the Madras State head, a Britisher was in-charge of the whole South. Hence he could decide and if any resistance is noted, it can be dictated to the concerned part to obey. Naturally, Kerala had to suffer. However, there was a chance to change, at the time of renewal of the agreement in 1970, during the Achutha Menon Govt. But it was not done, except to raise the monetary compensation for water. Kerala has lost the battle on this issue and will be difficult to change.
There are several earlier articles on this issue and they are relevant even now.
Ramanathan A R