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Reservation is not a fundamental right: Supreme court

Date: 13 June 2020 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court said that reservation of seats to certain communities was not a Fundamental Right and refused to act on a petition filed by all political parties from Tamil Nadu who sought 50% OBC reservation in the all-India NEET seats surrendered by states.
  • A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari and S Ravindra Bhat opined that denial of the reservation by Centre cannot be held as violation of a constitutional right
  • The petition argued the Union HRD ministry and the state government were not following the state policy on reservations in filling up seats surrendered by states in NEET, including admissions for undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, dental and diploma courses in medicine in private and government colleges.