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17th May 2007

The Supreme Court on 17th of May 2006 referred the issue of 27% reservation for OBCs in central educational institutions to a larger Bench. Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan will now constitute the Bench, in which the controversial law will go through the apex court's scrutiny for the second time. A Bench of the court, consisting of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice Lokeswar Singh Penta, while referring the case to a larger Bench, said, "The larger Bench will examine whether the government has got the powers to evolve reservation policies without any restrictions." The larger Bench will have to review the 93rd constitutional amendment by which Article 15(5) was inserted to provide reservation to the socially backward sections," the court said.

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29th March 2007
SC Stayed the OBC Reservation Bill

In a landmark Order the Hon'able Supreme Court on 29th of March 2007 stayed the OBC reservation act passed by the Parliament. The Bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and L S Panta delivered the verdict on the batch of petitions filed by Youth For Equality through various organizations and individuals challenging the decision as being ultra vires (unconstitutional). Te Bench stated that the Centre has to determine who are the socially and economically backward people of India, before the Central Educational Institutions Act can be given effect. The court also observed that the OBC quota was just vote back politics and...

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29th May 2006

Treason, deception, treachery and caste politics greeted the student community and medicos of India, courtesy the UPA Government. In response to Government announcement of OBC quota in central educational institutions, the nation witnessed countrywide agitation by students and people from all sections of society. On 29th May 2006. The highest court of the Country intervened and directed the medicos to call of the strike. At the same time the Court candidly asked the Government...

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