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This is a forum of equals to oppose the recent CHANGE in reservation policy proposed by the Government of India. We are a non-political, non-violent and united group of individuals.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Supreme Court Verdict Today

The fate of the 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in higher educational institutions will be decided by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The apex court will decide whether the Centre was legally right to provide OBC quotas in higher educational institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).

The court had put the quota on hold in 2007 after several petitions challenged it.

The key objection in the case is that the government based the quota on a 1931 survey.

The petitions also say that the creamy layer should not get reservation benefits and that the OBC quota will divide the society.

The OBC quota proposal had even led to widespread protests both for and against. However, the 27 per cent quota was passed unanimously by Parliament.

Now, if the court gives the go-ahead, the 27 percent quota could be implemented from 2008.