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Maharashtra government gets shock from SC on Maratha Reservation

The Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by the Maharashtra government against the Bombay High Court’s decision to prohibit the implementation of social and educationally backward classes (EBC) reservation of the Maratha community.

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New Delhi. The Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by the Maharashtra government against the Bombay High Court’s decision to prohibit the implementation of social and educationally backward classes (EBC) reservation of the Maratha community. The Maharashtra government had introduced the Maratha Reservation Bill on November 29, 2018, in Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad, which was passed by the Legislative Assembly. After that, the state government sent it to the Governor for approval, on which the governor had also stamped it. 16 percent reservation has been given to the Marathas in education and government jobs, for which the state government sent a notification to all the institutions.

This reservation was challenged in the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court. Where Bombay High Court rejects Maharashtra government’s decision to provide EBC reservation. The Maharashtra government had later approached the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court’s decision.

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