Division Bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad today issued notice in a plea challenging 50% of domicile reservation at NLUD and listed two petitions for arguments in this regard on June 25 .
The petition has challenged the 50% horizontal reservation for Delhi-based candidates on the ground that it is contrary to the statutory mandate of the National Law University Act, 2007. the petitioners have contended that the reservation policy would change the national character of NLU Delhi and reduce it to a regional day college.It is also argued that the quantum of reservation is excessive and unreasonable, with no rational nexus to the objectives that the statute aims to achieve.
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Counsel for the petitioners Advocate Nipun Saxena informed the Court that he was willing to delete the names of petitioners who have already graduated from the University as three petitioners were alumni of the university.
The Delhi government was represented by Standing Counsel Ramesh Singh. NLU Delhi in case of domicile reservation was represented by Advocates Sanjay Vashishtha and SD Sharma.
While issuing notice, the Court granted liberty to the parties in both petitions to file their written submissions not exceeding three pages beforehand, in order to reasonably curtail final arguments through video conferencing.
Read the order here: