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12/07/2019 12:02 PM IST

SC On Maratha Reservation: No Stay On Bombay HC Order, But It Cannot Be Implemented Retrospectively

The top court bench sought the Maharashtra government’s response on pleas challenging a Bombay High Court order.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists protest for reservation in jobs and education in Mumbai in 2018. 

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court sought the Maharashtra government’s response on Friday on pleas challenging a Bombay High Court order that upheld the grant of reservations to the Maratha community in education and jobs.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not stay the Bombay High Court court order upholding the constitutional validity of the Maratha quota law, but made it clear that the aspect allowing the reservation for Marathas with a retrospective effect from 2014 would not be made operational.

The bench was hearing two appeals, including one filed by J Laxman Rao Patil challenging the high court order that upheld the constitutional validity of the quota for the Maratha community in education and government jobs in Maharashtra.