Maratha Reservation: Bombay HC directs Maharashtra government to submit report to opposition and petitioners

Bombay High Court told Maharashtra government that there is nothing worrisome in giving the backward class commission report on Maratha reservation to the petitioners


Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to provide opposition parties and the petitioners, challenging reservation to Maratha community, with the entire copy of the State Backward Class Commission report on Maratha reservation.  

Maharashtra government argued in the court that it fears that some parts of the report may affect the law and order situation and might create communal tension. While hearing the petition, a division bench by Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati Dangre told the state government that “there is nothing worrisome”. 

While talking to Mumbai Live, Advocate Gunaratna Sadavarte informed that the next hearing on the petition against Maratha reservation will commence on February 6. Sadavarte and Jayshree Patil were the lawyers who filed a petition against 16 per cent reservation granted to the Maratha community. 

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Along with these two lawyers, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader and MLA Imtiaz Jaleel also filed a petition opposing the Maratha reservation. However, Jaleel withdrew the petition last week after the central government announced 10 per cent reservation for upper caste on the basis of economic status. The matter is in Supreme Court now.   

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