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SC to virtually hear Maratha reservation case from 27 July

From 27 July onwards, the Supreme Court will begin day-to-day hearing on batch of petitions against 12% Maratha reservation by the Maharashtra government in jobs and educational admissions. The apex court has refused to stay reservation allowed by the High Court.

The petitioners had challenged the Bombay High Court order which allowed Maratha community to secure reservation jobs and educational institutions in Maharashtra. The petitions in the top court contend that the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, which gave 12% reservation in educational institutions and 13% reservation in jobs to the Maratha community, violates 50% upper cap on reservation fixed by the apex court in the landmark 'Indira Sawhney' case.

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