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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a plea filed by the Delhi government on Monday (June 3) seeking Haryana to release surplus water provided by Himachal Pradesh to the national capital to mitigate its ongoing water crisis. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government approached the apex court and filed a motion seeking additional water to Delhi from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal for a month amid an intense heatwave.

As per the cause list of the apex court, a vacation bench of Justices P K Mishra and K V Viswanathan is likely to hear the matter. The plea filed by Delhi’s Water Minister Atishi has made the Centre, the Bharatiya Janata (BJP)-governed Haryana and the Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh parties to the petition, saying that access to water is essential for survival and one of the basic human rights.

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