Maratha Reservation: Maharashtra government files caveat in Supreme Court

While hearing all the petitions filed challenging Maratha reservation on June 26, Bombay HC upheld the state government's decision to provide reservation to Maratha community

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After Bombay High Court declared the Maratha reservation valid, Maharashtra government on Friday filed a caveat in Supreme Court of India. The caveat was filed to ensure that no judgement is passed against the HC's verdict on Maratha reservation without informing the state government. 

Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) has also filed a caveat regarding the same in Supreme Court. After MKM, the Maharashtra government filed the same. The caveat was firstly filed by MKM coordinator Vinod Patil.

On June 27, while hearing all the petitions filed challenging Maratha reservation, Bombay HC upheld the state government's decision to provide reservation to Maratha community. However, the HC said that 16 per cent reservation share is "not justifiable".

Bombay HC has asked to strike down 16 per cent reservation quota to 12 per cent in education and 13 per cent in government job appointments.

Also Read - Adv. Gunaratna Sadavarte Accuses CM Fadnavis Of Influencing Bombay HC's Decision On Maratha Reservation

Earlier on November 30, 2018, the Maharashtra assembly cleared the Maratha reservation bill providing 16 per cent reservation to Maratha community in education and government jobs under Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC).

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