Court stays Maratha quota, sends plea to Statute Bench - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has referred a group of petitions challenging the Maratha reservation law to a Constitution Bench. Chief Justice S.A. Bobde will constitute the Bench.
The petitioners said the Act overstepped the constitutional limitations contained in the 102nd Amendment to the Constitution.
The Amendment said reservation can be granted only if a particular community is named in the Presidential List.
The appeals challenging the Maratha quota law contend that the statute provides 12 to 13% quota for the community in Maharashtra. This has breached the 50% cap declared by a nine-judge Bench of the apex court in 1992.