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Constitution does not provide for reservation in minority institutions

The petitioner had referred to article 15 (4) and 16 (4) of the constitution in this connection and demanded reservation for Basic Training Certificate holder students. Also that article 14 (1) which forbade it, should be scrapped

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 2 Sep 2016 1:40 PM GMT

Constitution does not provide for reservation in minority institutions
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Allahabad: The present Indian constitution which has been amended several times has not favoured quota system in education. Keeping this in mind the, Allahabad High Court on Thursday rejected the petition for reservation in a minority institutions in Uttar Pradesh.

A two-judge bench of the court consisting of justice Arun Tandon and justice Sunita Agrawal said that this kind of demand was unconstitutional.

The plea made by the petitioner, Rahul Yadav, was that since the minority institutions enjoyed a special status they should derive the benefits of the reservation policy enforced in the country.

The petitioner had referred to article 15 (4) and 16 (4) of the constitution in this connection and demanded reservation for Basic Training Certificate holder students. Also that article 14 (1) which forbade it, should be scrapped.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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