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Supreme Court To Commence Hearing On Pleas Challenging Reservation For Marathas

Lawstreet Journal 18 Jul 2020 6:36pm

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On 15th July 2020, the Supreme court announced that it would commence hearing on pleas challenging the law of Maharashtra which grants reservation to Marathas in education and jobs. The hearing would take place through videoconferencing. 

Currently, the court has refused to pass any interim stay order on this quota. The bench comprising of Justices L.N. Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhatt are adjudicating the matter. It said that the parties should sit together and decide on modalities of hearing, considering factors like the repetition of arguments and time allotted to pleas. 

Senior advocate Shyam Divan appearing on behalf of petitioners said that this kind of case should be heard in a physical court and not on a virtual platform. 

He said-

“If we are constrained, then give us the earliest possible date. There is tremendous urgency in the matter. We may also need to revisit the concept of interlocutory relief”. He also added that there is a large group of postgraduate students whose career is at risk. 

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal said that the issue of a 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of the society needs to be heard. 

In the hearing, it was pointed out that a huge part of the reservation, around 12-13% has been taken away and that the High Court is bound by orders of the Supreme Court. Moreover, it was mentioned that the nine-judge bench had already said that the quota should not exceed 50%. Advocate S.M. Jadhav said that the bench can't look at a compilation… Continue Reading...

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