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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.