Three medical aspirants from Mumbai challenged the move in the Supreme Court (SC) after the court issued an ordinance to introduce reservation for Marathas in postgraduate (PG) medical and dental course admissions this year.
A fortnight back, the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court (HC) said that 16% reservation for Marathas under the (SEBC) socially and educationally backward class category won’t apply to PG medical and dental courses, as the registration for the entrance began before the Act. However, the SC, on May 9, upheld the HC’s judgment, after which the state passed the ordinance.
The reservation in India has always served as a critical discussion. While there have always been protests by one sect of people, any govt forming the lead doesn’t dare to change due to the vote politics.
The case of Martha reservation now stands as a matter of attention for many.