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Petition in Bombay HC against Maratha Reservation Act

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

A petition was filed in the on Monday challenging the Reservation Act. It was filed soon after the government filed a caveat on the Act before the

who filed the petition argued that the reservation given to community is beyond permissible limits of the Constitution. A caveat has already been filed in the by Vinod Patil, a petitioner from the community.

The government filed the caveat before the apex court earlier in the day on the Act which was passed by both Houses of the state Assembly on November 29. A caveat is a legal process in which a party, which files it before the concerned court, is given a hearing and the court passes its order only after the hearing.

On November 30, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao signed the Maratha Reservation Bill that proposes 16 per cent reservation for Marathas under educationally and socially backward category.

On November 18, the government cabinet had approved the Bill for which the community has been protesting since 2017.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 13:45 IST