Congress leader and head of the sub-committee on Maratha reservation issue, Ashok Chavan (File photo)
Congress leader and head of the sub-committee on Maratha reservation issue, Ashok Chavan (File photo)

Ashok Chavan expresses satisfaction with development in SC on Maratha reservation issue

ANI | Updated: Jul 15, 2020 17:05 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 15 (ANI): Ashok Chavan, head of the sub-committee on reservation">Maratha reservation issue, expressed satisfaction with the Supreme Court refusing to pass an interim stay on the Bombay HC's order which had upheld the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra law granting reservation to the community in education and jobs.
"It is a satisfactory development that the Supreme Court has refused to stay the admissions of PG courses in medical education as per the state's Maratha Reservation act. Though people opposing reservation">Maratha reservation tried their best to get a stay, our lawyers argued very effectively and SC refused the stay," Chavan said.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced that it will start from July 27 day-to-day final hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a Maharashtra law granting reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs.
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said that the final hearing on the matter will begin from July 27 through video conference as the chances of physical hearing are bleak because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The apex court asked the lawyers appearing for all the parties to decide amongst themselves the modalities of the hearing and who will take how much time.
The top court refused to pass an interim stay on the order of the Bombay High Court, which upheld the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra law, observing that the same was also declined by it earlier. (ANI)

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