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Quota: Petition filed in SC

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | May 29, 2006 11:28 IST

The Supreme Court of India will hear a public interest litigation on the quota issue on Monday moring. The petition has been filed by Ashoka Kumar Thakur, senior counsel of the apex court and will come up for hearing before the vacation bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta.

The petitioner has asked the court to quash the constitutional amendment on reservation and asked the government to "take affirmative action to remove discrimination, inequality  and disparity".

He, in his petition, has argued that the constitutional amendment has afftected the fundamental right of a "large number of citizens, created social upheaval, anarchy, chaos and unrest leading to an adverse law and order situation when the issue is already settled, and requires to be judicially reviewed in the interest of equality, justice and fair play."

The matter is likely to be taken up in the fore noon by the division bench of the apex court.

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Sub: The future of India in the hands of SC.

If the positions want to do good for India then the present reservation system should be removed and reservation on the basis of financial background ...

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Sub: Where is the difference...

Thanks Mr. Thankur, this was quite needed step. Actually when we say downtrodden, who all come in that category. It is class based reservation, so ...

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Sub: How serious is Indian govt about Health

It is a shame that Indian Government even in 2006 doesnt really give any importance to health. For them, the doctors going on strike is ...

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Sub: Amend the constitution to rob my right to equality?

If Ambedkar himself strongly felt that this reservation would increase the divide among castes and emphasised that they be there only for 10 years, why ...

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Sub: Reservation shd be on Hold.

The action by the learned Court is welcome. It is hoped that the Resrvation Process shall be on HOLD, till the final judgement on the ...

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