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HC rejects fresh plea against including Maratha quota for MBBS admissions for 2019-20
Mumbai, July 11 -- The Bombay high court on Thursday dismissed a fresh petition, filed by four students aspiring to study medicine as undergraduates, against allowing the Maratha quota for academic year 2019-20.
The challenge was essentially to a recent amendment of a 2018 law as being wrongly given a retrospective effect, thus reducing the number of seats available to general category in ongoing admission process.
The court, with bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and Patel, was packed with students and their parents.
Four students, who had filed the petition through advocate Premla Krishan, argued that the quota inclusion for this academic year was "unconstitutional".
Opposing the petition, state counsel V A Thorat contended that the dec...
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