Maratha Reservation: The Supreme Court of India will give its verdict on petitions challenging the decision of the Bombay High Court relating to Maratha reservation. The Bombay High Court upheld the Maratha community’s reservation in educational institutions and government jobs in Maharashtra. In fact, the Supreme Court had on March 26 reserved its decision on the petitions challenging the Maratha reservation.
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan will deliver its verdict on these petitions on Wednesday. Those affidavits filed in the long hearing on the reservation issue will also be taken into consideration whether the 1992 Indira Sawhney judgment (also called the Mandal judgment) needs to be reconsidered by a larger bench in which the reservation limit was set at 50 percent.
The Bombay High Court upheld the reservation law in June 2019, stating that 16 percent reservation is not justified. Reservation in employment should not be more than 12 percent, while in admission it should not be more than 13 percent. The bench also comprises Justice L Nageswara Rao, Justice S Abdul Nazir, Justice Hemant Gupta, and Justice S Ravindra Bhat besides Justice Ashok Bhushan.
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