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High Court refuses plea against NLSIU domicile reservation

National Law School of India University

New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to entertain a petition against domicile reservation in the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru.

A division bench of the high court presided over by Justices Hima Kohli and Subromonium Prasad observed that the main parties in the petition are the Karnataka government and NLSIU Bengaluru, and refused to entertain the petition.

“Will NLU fight battle all over the country?” the bench questioned while adding that the petitioner shall approach an appropriate forum for the redressal of his grievances.

However, after the bench passed the observation, Shadan Farasat, counsel for the petitioner, sought permission to withdraw the plea. The court granted him the permission to do so and also granted liberty to move the appropriate forum with their grievances.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Shubham Kumar Jha, who has challenged the Karnataka government’s decision of 25 per cent domicile reservation in NLSIU Bengaluru.

The Karnataka Assembly had passed the National Law School of India (Amendment) Act, 2020 in March this year, which provided a 25 per cent horizontal reservation for students of Karnataka in the NLSIU.

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