SC refuses to stay NLSIU quota India News – Times of India

New Delhi: Supreme court On Friday, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru refused to stay its decision to reserve 25% of its seats for students. Karnataka.
Bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice L Nageswara Rao Ravindra Bhat NLSIU turned down a petition to stay the notification, which introduced 25% horizontal quota for Karnataka-resident students seeking admission in BA, LLB (Hons) and LLM programs offered by the university.
The university’s governing body had argued that it was a part of the university’s “inclusion and expansion plan 2021-24”. Those who have studied for at least 10 years in an educational institution in Karnataka are eligible for admission under quota.
Following its decision, NLSIU asked the students of Karnataka to update their Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 application form to avail this quota.
The plea for interim stay was made while the apex court was hearing an appeal filed by the Karnataka government challenging the Karnataka High Court’s 2020 decision. state assembly To provide 25% reservation for students of Karnataka origin. It was argued that the amended admission notification was an attempt to overturn the Karnataka High Court judgment.
But the state government opposed the petition and argued that the High Court struck down the Amendment Act on the contention that the legislature had no capacity to implement reservation in NLSIU. It said that there was nothing wrong with the present reservation system as the HC decision had also recognized the executive council’s power of NLSIU to implement reservation and the present reservation was introduced by NLSIU with reference to the powers recognized by the High Court. was. .


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