- The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has issued a notice to Maharashtra government and the advocate general on Monday, May 27.
- The court has asked the state government to file a reply by June 10, in connection with the Maratha quota ordinance in the post-graduate admission process.
- Three students from the open category have filed a petition in the high court citing that the ordinance which was issued by the state government is illegal.
The petition has been filed by senior advocate Ashwin Deshpande, representing the open category post-graduate aspirants students. On which the court issued the notices to the state government. The Maharashtra government had issued an ordinance on May 17, giving 16 per cent quota to students from the Maratha community.
“We have challenged the Maratha reservation ordinance issued by the Maharashtra government in the high court. The ordinance issued by the government is illegal. After hearing us on Monday, May 27, the court has issued notices to the state government and advocate general to submit their reply on June 10,” said Ashwin Deshpande, counsel to three of the petitioners
Earlier the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court had ruled that Maratha quota will not be applicable during the current year’s admission process. The Supreme Court had also upheld the order of the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court. To bypass this, the state government took the way of the ordinance to give 16 per cent quota for the Maratha community students on the post-graduate admission.