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SC Bench to start hearings into quota law on Aug 7

July 26, 2007 12:31 IST

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Coverage: The reservation issue

The Supreme Court today decided to hear from August 7 the Constitutional validity of the law providing 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes in elite educational institutions.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said the matter will be heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench.

The Court will also hear on July 31, the Centre's application seeking vacation of the March 29 interim order staying the
implementation of the provision in the legislation providing reservation for OBCs.

A Bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and L S Panta had, on March 29, stayed the implementation of Section 6 of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act 2006 providing quota for OBCs in Central educational institutions.

The same Bench had on earlier two occasions refused the Centre's plea for vacating the stay.


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