Dissatisfied with government's plea on backward class reservation, the High Court gave four weeks more time
Jabalpur. In Madhya Pradesh, the High Court has stayed the decision of Congress's Kamal Nath government giving 27 percent reservation to other backward classes. The Jabalpur bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, while hearing the matter, deferred it for four weeks. After this High Court order, the backward classes in the state will not be able to get 27 percent reservation in government jobs. Hearing the 27 percent reservation given by the state government to the backward, the High Court said that the answers presented by the government regarding reservation are not justified. Earlier on July 20, the same case was heard in the court. After which the court asked the state government to reply on August 18, which was heard today.
On the other backward class reservation on Tuesday, the state government said in its reply that Madhya Pradesh has more than 50 percent OBC population. Also, a large OBC population is a victim of socially and economically backwardness in the state. Therefore it is necessary to give reservation. To which the petitioners opposed to this reservation objected. The petitioners said that according to the guidelines of the Supreme Court, no more than 50 percent reservation can be granted nor can injustice be done against the unreserved class. It is worth noting that so far 11 petitions have been filed in the High Court challenging the increase in reservation for OBCs in government services from 14 percent to 27 percent in view of other backward class population in the state.