Bombay HC upholds state govt’s decision of granting Maratha reservation but reduces it to 12-13%

Radhika Dhawad | Jun 27, 2019 16:40

Bombay High Court upheld Maharashtra government’s decision to provide reservation to Maratha community, which roughly forms one-third of the state population in the state.

The decision to provide Maratha reservation in public employment and education was made keeping in mind Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act to Maratha community on Thursday. However, instead of 16%, HC said that the reservation should be reduced to 12-13%.

During the course of arguments in the case, advocate Gunratan Sadavarte, who appeared for petitioner Jaishri Patil, had earlier argued that the BJP-led Maharashtra government’s decision to provide 16 % reservation was ‘politically motivated.’

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