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Supreme Court has accepted our argument: Salve
Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi
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April 10, 2008 16:57 IST

Harish Salve, lawyer for the doctors' association, who are against reservation in higher studies, told, "I am quite happy with the judgment. This is one of the most balanced judgments".

He emphasised that, "Indian Institute of Management is a centre of post-graduate studies and the judges have accepted our argument and have exempted the application of reservation in post-graduation studies". Salve said that, "Indian Institute of Technology may have the reservation for OBCs".

Elaborating on the reason behind his satisfaction with the judgment, Salve said, "We had been arguing on a number of issues. We wanted to bar the creamy layer from benefiting from the reservation. The Supreme Court has accepted our argument. We were arguing for the fresh identification of castes. The judges have agreed to do it as well. Because of the today's judgment, it will not be affordable for OBC students to avail the quota because of the criteria of creamy layer and fresh identification of castes".

Salve optimistically added, "The judgment may have validated and accepted the Constitution amendment law, but it has redrawn the law too".

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