SC rejects Jat students' petition for reservation in medical, dental colleges

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of students belonging to the Jat community seeking reservation in admission to post graduate medical and dental courses.

SC rejects Jat students' petition for reservation in medical, dental colleges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of students belonging to the Jat community seeking reservation in admission to post graduate medical and dental courses.

As per reports, the apex court said that at the time of All India counselling, these Jat students were treated as OBCs.

The Supreme Court had earlier stated that caste cannot be the sole ground for reservation and quashed the Jat notification of the reservation bill.

The former UPA Government had announced reservation for Jats in 2014 by including them in the OBC category on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections.

However, a group of petitioners claimed that Jats were 'politically and socially' advanced and that the decision to extend reservation to them was electorally motivated.