New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition challenging 16% reservation for the Marathas in the PG medical and dental courses under a law enacted by the Maharashtra government.
It, however, left it to the Bombay High Court to decide on a bunch of petitions challenging the reservation.
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai refused to interfere with the Bombay High Court order since the admission process had already ended on June 17. "No, we will not pass any order as it will lead to chaos," it said.
The petition was filed by one Sameer challenging the Bombay High Court order of June 13 by which it had refused to entertain the plea against the Maharashtra government's ordinance. He had pleaded that the Ordinance was contrary to the law laid down by the Apex Court.
The court, however, made it clear that it has not commented on the question of validity of the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018 granting reservation to the Marathas which Bombay High Court in a group of writ petitions and the latter has reserved the judgment.
The Ordinance has since became law with the Maharashtra Legislative Council on Friday unanimously passing the Bill for 16% Maratha reservation in PG medical and dental courses.is under challenge before the