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Plea In HC Against NLU Delhi For 50% Reservation Of Seats For Delhi Students

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A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking the quashing of provision of NLU Delhi giving 50% reservation in BALLB and LLM Courses to students who passed their qualifying exam from institute located in Delhi.

The petitioner has also prayed for declaration of the implementation of 22% OBC and 10% EWS quota without increasing total of number seats as unconstitutional.

The petition has been filed by Advocate Nishant Khatri for a LLM aspirant. He submitted that the petitioner is facing utter and serious discrimination on hands of the University, compelling the petitioner to approach the High Court. 

According to the petitioner, the university has a reservation policy of giving 50% reservation to those students who have passed their qualifying degree from Institute situated in Delhi. Such classification of students is not only against the constitutional mandate under art 15(3) but is also against all reasonable and logical norms.

The petition also adds that such classification not only lacks an object but also cannot be justified on the grounds of intelligible differentia. The petitioner has also challenged the provision of 22% reservation to OBC and 10% reservation to EWS category without increasing the total number of seats stating that such provision is not only unconstitutional but also against the guidelines issued by MHRD.

The petitioner who belongs to General/Unreserved category and intends to pursue LLM from NLU Delhi has approached the High Court as such reservations that are provided by the University without increasing the number of seats is adversely affecting chances of selection and also the future career prospects.

-India Legal Bureau

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