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Petition in HC challenging Maha govt's Maratha quota move

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A petition was filed Monday in the challenging the government's decision to grant 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to the community.

Gunaratan Sadavarte, appearing for petitioner Jayashree Patil, claimed the state government's decision was violative of orders which says that reservation in any state should not exceed 50 per cent.

Sadavarte is likely to mention the petition before a division bench of N H Patil and Justice M S Karnik on December 6.

Meanwhile, the government, on December 1, filed a caveat petition in the high court anticipating challenge to the legislation.

The caveat petition has prayed that no order shall be passed in any petition concerning the reservation legislation without first hearing the

On November 29, the legislature passed a bill granting 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs for the community under the socially and educationally backward category (SEBC).

This 16 per cent quota will be in addition to the existing 52 per cent reservation for other groups, taking the total percentage in the state to 68 per cent.

The bill was approved and signed by the on November 30.

In June last year, the was asked to study the social, financial and educational status of the Maratha community. The commission submitted its report to the government last month.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:00 IST