Petition against minorities reservation posted to July 8

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Chennai, July 3 (UNI) Madras High Court today posted a writ petition, challenging the Tamil Nadu Government Order providing for 3.5 per cent reservation each to Christian and Muslim minorities, to July 8 for final hearing.

When the petition came up for hearing, senior counsel K M Vijayan, appearing for the petitioner one Rajamani of Coimbatore, submitted that the case had been pending for a long time. The Government was dragging the issue by not filing its counter.

As college admissions have begun, the court should decide on the matter urgently, he pleaded.

The First Bench, comprising Chief Justice A K Ganguly and Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifullah, then posted it for final hearing and disposal to July 8.

The petitioner challenged the 3.5 per cent reservation each to Christian and Muslim minorities in education and job opportunities, contending that it would affect the other backward classes as the quota was carved out of the 20 per cent reservation earmarked for the backward classes.

He prayed that the court set aside the Government Order forthwith.

UNI XR-GD NY DS1252

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