SC to examine 10 % quota for poor in forward caste

Kerala govt`s decision to extend 10 % reservation for economically backward class students of forward community has come under scanner.

New Delhi: Kerala government`s decision to
extend 10 per cent reservation for economically backward class
students of the forward community has come under the scanner
of the Supreme Court which today agreed to examine the issue.

The apex court, however, after a brief hearing, adjourned
the matter after one of the judges Justice HL Dattu, in the
the bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi, recused from the
case.

The Kerala High Court had earlier dismissed the petition
filed by the Kerala Muslim Jamaath Council, Christian Service
Society and another organisation challenging the quota and at
that time Justice Dattu was its chief justice.

The aggrieved organisations have moved a SLP against the
high court`s judgement.

Justice Singhvi asked the Jaamath its locus standi in the
matter. "How are you aggrieved by the benefit? the judge said.

PTI

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