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Promoting Dialogue over Litigation in Dispute Resolution

Former judge K. Kannan, speaking at an event discussing the book “Cauvery – A Long-winded Dispute,” emphasized the limited role of courts in resolving disputes, highlighting the importance of dialogue and mediation. He criticized the tendency to resort to litigation prematurely, citing examples like the Mullaperiyar and Silandhi river disputes.

Kannan appreciated the book’s comprehensive examination of the Cauvery issue, tracing its origins and emotional significance to the people. Additionally, concerns were raised over ecological imbalances in the river basin, stressing the need for effective solutions. Farmers’ associations expressed willingness to engage in discussions, urging against politicization of the matter. The event concluded with a call for mediation as the preferred approach in addressing the longstanding Cauvery dispute.