A petition has been moved before the Delhi High Court, challenging the newly approved domicile reservation at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.
Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice PrateekJalan heard the matter.
Shubham Kumar Jha and Advocate ShadanFarasat appearing for petitioner challenged the vires of NLSIU Amendment Act, 2020.
Advocate Farasat stated that he was relying on Article 226(2) when Chief Justice Patel asked why the petition has been moved before the Delhi High Court when the Act was enacted by the Karnataka Assembly.
Chief Justice Patel gave a response, “Not before this Bench.”
In the coming days, the matter will come up for hearing before another Bench of the High Court
The Karnataka government sought to introduce a 25% quota for students domiciled in the state at the University through the National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
In February this year, The Bill was introduced and passed in the Assembly, and subsequently received the Governor’s assent in May.