A three judge bench will decide Supreme Court's (SC) jurisdiction on the Inter-State River Water Disputes tribunals. The SC referred the question of its jurisdiction to interfere with the orders of the tribunals to the Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice M M Punchhi, justice K T Thomas and justice S S M Quadri. The reference was made when the Almatti dam dispute was taken up. The Act says that the order of the tribunal will be final. With the exclusion of even the SC, the apex court has to decide the matter of jurisdiction.
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