HYDERABAD: A division bench of the High Court comprising chief justice Madan B Lokur and justice PV Sanjay Kumar will pronounce its judgment on Monday (May 28) on a PIL filed against creation of a sub-quota of 4.5 percent reservation to notified minority groups, including Muslims, from out of the 27 percent reservation meant for OBCs (Other Backward Classes).
As the chief justice is to take charge as Supreme Court judge following his elevation, the bench will sit specially for the purpose in spite of the summer vacation. The bench heard the arguments and reserved its judgment last month.
BC leader R Krishnaiah and others filed separate petitions in the HC challenging the central government’s decision to create sub-quota.
The Centre defended its decision stating that reservation to minorities was provided based on their backwardness but not on basis of religion and the sub-quota was meant for equitable distribution of benefits amongst communities concerned.