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Maharashtra forms a panel of five lawyers to coordinate the Maratha fee

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The Maharashtra government has created a five-lawyer coordinating committee in connection with the constitutional court hearing of five Supreme Court justices on lifting the provisional suspension on the Maratha quota.

PWD state minister and congressional leader Ashok Chavan, who heads the cabinet subcommittee on the Maratha quota, said this in a statement released on Saturday.

He said that according to the demand of the vacation status of the interim stay in the Maratha reservation, the Constitutional court of the high court will hear the government’s request on December 9 at 2 pm.

“If members of the Maratha community, historians, researchers want to give suggestions, they should contact this coordinating committee of lawyers. It will study the suggestions and forward them to the government attorneys who appear in court, ”said Chavan.

In September this year, the Supreme Court had suspended the implementation of the Maharashtra Social and Educationly Backward Classes (ESCB) Act 2018, which gave a 16% quota to the Maratha community.

The government had filed an application requesting vacation from the high court amid protests from pro-quota organizations.

The Bombay High Court, while upholding the law, had previously said that the 16% reservation was not justified and that the quota should not exceed 12% in jobs and 13% in admissions to educational institutions.

The Supreme Court had said that appeals challenging the higher court order should be considered by a larger court. Consequently, the hearing will take place before a constitutional court of five judges.

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