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HC dismisses pleas against Maratha quota under SEBC

DNMUM439137 | 7/12/2019 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :557

Apex court to hear petition on Friday challenging SEBC Act on reservation

The undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental students from the Maratha community on Thursday heaved a sigh of relief as the Bombay High Court dismissed two petitions challenging the amendment to the Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) Act, 2018. In view of the court order, the Maratha community students will get 12% reservation under the SEBC category for the admission for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the current academic year 2019-20.
Petitioners Shweta Pashupati and Keya Moabia had challenged the constitutional validity of the amendment to Section 16 of the SEBC Act 2018. The amendment was introduced to make applicable with retrospective effect reservations in admissions to SEBC class
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