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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Latest News on OBC Quota Judgement

Now the full Judgment of the Supreme Court is with us including that of Justice Raveendran: it does not say anything new.Now three things are final:
1 Creamy layer is out.
2. Educational forwardness is defined and no quota beyond graduation.
3 No reservation in unaided institutions.

Other points :

The Govt will have to declare the identification criteria for SEBCs, which will be open to Court scrutiny.

Why the court did not struck down the amendment or act?

It would have created another set of political onslaught on the judiciary and could have lead to another amendment or another act with foolproof measures!

What we have got out of this judgment?

The judgment is for eternity! We can refer to this judgment for various purposes. Apart from what is above - Justice Pasayat/Thackker and Justice Bhandari categorically said if there is more than 50% matriculate or +2 available in a particular caste that caste must be removed from the list of backward category.

Justice Pasayat in his para 122 said: AIIMS is a centre of excellence so must be exempted from Quota!

What we are doing now?

Apart from meeting the senior lawyers to decide the future of the case we are keeping an eye on the political development. We have sounded our IIM friends at IIM - Ahemadabad and IIM-Bangalore to remain alert to any malafide intension of the HRD Ministry. The IIM has not yet got any official communication to implement quota! If and once they got it we are expecting a Fax copy of the same to produce it at the Court!

We are specific to take the matter to court if there is any sabotage of the court order and no one may remain ambivalent on that. The Government is harboring a habit of saying all court order as Obiter Dicta (advice)! They have said so during the 9th schedule judgment and during the Stay order of this reservation also. Justice Pasayat told in no uncertain terms in the past that "In 1989 I became a judge of Delhi High Court. Since then I stopped giving advice. I only give order!" We must remain patient and contribute whatever way possible.

Today only a cabinet meeting is scheduled! Our friends from IP University are in touch with the national and international media to track place and development of the proposed meeting!

Much is needed to be done! All are requested to remain vigilant and prepare to take responsibility.

The supporters of the quota are ruthless and going to the nasty extent! We have to remain offensive as defense is more difficult than offence.