SC to examine 10 per cent quota for poor among forward caste

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New Delhi, Aug 13: Kerala government's decision to extend 10 per cent reservation for economically backward class students of the forward community has come under the scanner of the Supreme Court which agreed to examine the issue.

The apex court, however, after a brief hearing, adjourned the matter after one of the judges Justice H L Dattu, in the the bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi, recused from the case.

The Kerala High Court had earlier dismissed the petition filed by the Kerala Muslim Jamaath Council, Christian Service Society and another organisation challenging the quota and at that time Justice Dattu was its Chief Justice.

The aggrieved organisations have moved a SLP against the high court's judgement. Justice Singhvi asked the Jaamath its locus standi in the matter. "How are you aggrieved by the benefit? the judge said.

PTI

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