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'Reservation Not Fundamental Right': SC Rejects Petition Seeking OBC Quota In Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges

by GoNews Desk 10 months ago Views 1127

'Reservation Not Fundamental Right': SC Rejects Pe
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave an important decision on the petition filed for OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu medical colleges. The top court made it clear that 'reservation is not a fundamental right'. Therefore, not getting the benefit of quota cannot be considered a violation of any constitutional right.

CPI, DMK, AIDMK, and other parties had filed a petition in the Supreme Court for reservation in Tamil Nadu medical colleges. During the hearing, the court said, "We appreciate these concerns for the backward classes of political parties but reservation is not a fundamental right".


The petition filed in the Supreme Court demanded that 50 percent of seats in graduation, post-graduation and dental colleges be reserved for OBCs. It said that all medical colleges, other than central institutions, should be admitted to OBC candidates under the All India quota.

Also, the petition said, OBC candidates not getting admission in medical institutions is a violation of their fundamental right and Article 32 of the constitution was cited. The Supreme Court said that this is not a matter of violation of fundamental rights.

The Supreme Court dismissed the petition and allowed the petitioners to go to the High Court.

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