Allahabad High Court asks UP CS to take a call on Jat community

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Published on 27 July 2016 1:17 PM GMT

Allahabad High Court asks UP CS to take a call on Jat community
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Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has directed Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal, to take a decision with regard to declaration of Jat community within the category of OBC in the light of judgement of Supreme Court passed in the case of Ram Singh.

The order was passed by Justice MK Gupta on a contempt petition filed by Rajveer and others. The Court has directed the chief secretary to take decision within 2 months failing with the contempt proceeding will be initiated against him.

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It was pleaded on behalf of the petitioner's counsel AK Mishra that earlier a division bench of this Court has directed on December 1, 2015 to the chief secretary to take decision in the matter within 8 weeks but in spite of the Court's direction no decision has been taken and thus action of chief secretary amounts to wilful disobedience of the Court's order.

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However, the court disposed of the petition giving one more opportunity to the chief secretary to take decision within 2 months.

Earlier, the writ petition was filed by the petitioner that in the light of judgement of Supreme Court in Ram Singh case, the Jat community has to be deleted from OBC category, which was disposed of by the Court by means of order dated December 1, 2015.

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