The Supreme Court will start the final hearing through video conference from July 27 on the case of Maratha Reservation in Maharashtra for 12 percent admission in jobs and educational institutions. The court said that this hearing will be day-to-day and will last for three days. The Supreme Court has also refused to issue any interim order on it. Thus, there is no restriction on Maratha reservation.
The Supreme Court had to decide whether to grant Maratha reservation in Maharashtra for this year? Will petitions challenging Maratha reservation be physically heard in open court or not? The Supreme Court had to hear this aspect in open court as well as issue an interim order after hearing the petition for interim relief on the implementation of Maratha quota this year.
Petitioners challenging Maratha reservation have said in the Supreme Court that this case cannot be heard through a virtual hearing. The Supreme Court had said that it would hear every day in this case. The court said that in this regard, it will set a date for hearing next month. The court asked the parties to file their written arguments and time frame for the debate in this regard. The court said that all conferences should be decided. The court can start hearing from any Monday and go for a whole week.
In the last hearing, the Maharashtra government got a big relief from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court refused to ban Maratha reservation. The Supreme Court bluntly said that it will not issue an interim order of stay. The Supreme Court is hearing a petition filed against the Bombay High Court order upholding the 16 per cent reservation provided to the Maratha community in education and government jobs in Maharashtra. The petition states that the 50% cap on reservation fixed by the constitution bench has been violated.