Maratha Reservation: After the states asked for an extension, the court extended the time without adjourning the hearing
Maratha Reservation: An important hearing regarding Maratha reservation is underway in the Supreme Court today. In a previous hearing, the court had issued notices to all the states in the case. Today, some states had asked for more time. The Supreme Court has extended the hearing by one week without adjourning the hearing. Following the 102nd Amendment, ie after the establishment of the National Backward Classes Commission, these notices have been sent to all the states on the issue of whether the states have reservation rights and on the basic limit of 50 per cent reservation.
We cannot adjourn the hearing as there are elections: Bench
In today’s hearing, the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have asked for an extension as there are elections. The bench said that since there are elections on this, we cannot adjourn the hearing. But the bench explained the same to the lawyers of Haryana. The bench has given all the states one week time. The court has extended the time limit of one week for all the states without adjourning the hearing
Tamil Nadu lawyers are asking for more time
Earlier in the day, Tamil Nadu lawyers had sought an extension of time. On this the court said that the number of states will come in 8 days, you have one week. The bench said, “Let’s see if there is any problem then.” The court is in favor of continuing the hearing, saying it is already too late. Tamil Nadu elections are underway. The Tamil Nadu lawyer defended himself, saying a very large document would have to be submitted for 50 per cent reservation.
Now Arvind Datar is arguing in favor of the petition filed against Maratha reservation. Arvind Datar is arguing on the issue of Indra Sahni. He is the counsel for the petitioners against the Maratha reservation. They are saying why there is no need to take the case to an extended bench. The state government is opposing the demand.
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