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Top StoriesNo Extraordinary Situation Shown To Provide Reservations To Marathas By Relaxing 50% Ceiling Limit, Says SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini10 Sep 2020 5:40 AMShare This – xMaratha community which comprises of 30 per cent of the population in the State of Maharashtra cannot be compared to marginalized sections of the society living in far flung and remote areas, the Supreme Court bench observed while referring the Maratha quota case to larger bench. The bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat observed that the relaxation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginMaratha community which comprises of 30 per cent of the population in the State of Maharashtra cannot be compared to marginalized sections of the society living in far flung and remote areas, the Supreme Court bench observed while referring the Maratha quota case to larger bench. The bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat observed that the relaxation of the strict rule of 50 per cent can be made in certain extraordinary situations.Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018, provides for 12% and 13% quota to the Maratha community in education and jobs respectively, violates the principles laid in the case of Indira Sawhney v. Union of India (1992) as per which the Apex Court capped the reservation limit at 50%. The Bombay High Court, while upholding the Maratha quota, held that 16% reservation is not justifiable and ruled that reservation should not exceed 12% in employment and 13% in education as recommended by Backward Commission. The above observations were made by the Apex Court bench while referring the cases to larger bench as the interpretation of the provisions inserted by the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 is involved. The Court directed that the admissions to educational institutions for the academic year 2020-21 shall be made without reference to the reservations provided in the Act and that the Admissions made to Post Graduate Medical Courses shall not be altered. Appointments to public services and posts under the Government shall be made without implementing the reservation as provided in the Act, the bench added.The Court said that the question relating to the extent of reservation has already been decided in Indra Sawhney case, it cannot be termed as a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution.State has failed to make out a special case for providing reservation in excess of 50 per centThe Court said that social, educational and economic backwardness of a community, existence of quantifiable data relating to inadequacy of representation of the community in public services and deprivation of the benefits flowing from reservations to the community are not exceptional circumstances for providing reservations in excess of 50 per cent. Referring to Indra Sawhney judgment, the bench observed thus: People living in far flung and remote areas not being in the mainstream of national life should be treated in a different way. In view of the conditions peculiar to them they are entitled to be given relaxation. It was made clear that extreme caution has to be exercised and a special case made out for relaxation of the rule of 50 per cent. We are of the prima facie opinion that the State of Maharashtra has not shown any extraordinary situation for providing reservations to Marathas in excess of 50 per cent. Maratha community which comprises of 30 per cent of the population in the State of Maharashtra cannot be compared to marginalized sections of the society living in far flung and remote areas. The State has failed to make out a special case for providing reservation in excess of 50 per cent. Neither has any caution been exercised by the State in doing so.Extraordinary and exceptional factors The Court prima facie observed that the High Court committed an error in treating the circumstances cited by the state as extraordinary, warranting relaxation of the strict rule of 50 per cent. It said: The factors termed as extraordinary and exceptional, justifying reservations in excess of 50 per cent are those required for the purpose of providing reservations. The social, educational and economic backwardness of a community, existence of quantifiable data relating to inadequacy of representation of the community in public services and deprivation of the benefits flowing from reservations to the community are not exceptional circumstances for providing reservations in excess of 50 per cent. It was contended before the bench that once the matter is referred to a larger Bench, no interim orders can be passed by the referring court and it should be left open to the larger Bench to consider any interim relief. The Court, disagreeing with the said argument, observed that there is no absolute rule to restrain interim orders being passed when an enactment is ex facie un-constitutional or contrary to the law laid down by the Supreme Court. The bench said:If the Court is convinced that the statute is ex-facie un-constitutional and the factors like balance of convenience, irreparable injury and Public Interest are in favour of passing an interim order, the Court can grant interim relief. There is always a presumption in favour of the constitutional validity of a legislation. Unless the provision is manifestly unjust or glaringly un-constitutional, the courts do show judicial restraint in staying the applicability of the same19. It is evident from a perusal of the above judgment that normally an interim order is not passed to stultify statutory provisions. However, there is no absolute rule to restrain interim orders being passed when an enactment is ex facie un-constitutional or contrary to the law laid down by this Court. Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
View Comments Willemijn Verkaik in ‘Wicked'(Photo: Matt Crockett) The West End’s Wicked will welcome back Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba on January 30, 2017. Sue Kelvin and Sarah McNicholas are also scheduled to start performances on that date as Madame Morrible and Nessarose, respectively.Verkaik has played Elphaba on Broadway, in both Stuttgart and Oberhausen in Germany, at the Circustheater in Holland and in the West End. She is the only actor in the show’s history to perform the role in more than one language. Verkaik recently starred as Kala in Disney’s Tarzan at the Apollo Theater in Stuttgart, Germany and provided the singing voice of Elsa in the Dutch and German language versions of Disney’s Frozen. Her other stage credits include Germany’s Mamma Mia!, London’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Aida in Germany and Elisabeth in Switzerland. She has also made multiple acclaimed concert appearances across The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, North America and in the U.K.Kelvin is currently starring in her acclaimed one-woman show Bette Midler… and Me. Her other most recent London theatre appearances include Barmitzvah Boy and Private Lives. McNicholas most recently performed in the Dominion Theatre’s Evita, as well as on its U.K. and European tours and in the musical Carrie at Southwark Playhouse.Rachel Tucker is currently leading the company through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Anita Dobsonis plays Madame Morrible and original London cast member Katie Rowley Jones continues as Nessarose. Wicked will celebrate its 10th year in London on September 27.
Franklin County, In. — Stayin’ Alive, local fire departments and police welcome the public to a “National Night Out” Tuesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Elementary School.The crime prevention and community outreach event will feature a cookout and family activities. There is more information online here.
Facebook Twitter Google+ A week before the biggest weekend of last season, Brenna Rainone went from a midfielder without a defined role to one of the most important defenders on the field.After Mallory Vehar tore her ACL in the NCAA quarterfinals, Syracuse needed someone to play the backer position — the last line of the Orange’s zone defense before the goalie — in the final four against No. 6-seed Boston College.So the SU coaching staff turned to Rainone, a two-way midfielder, with an opportunity to make a difference.“I didn’t play a lot last season so it was just more excited,” Rainone said of how she felt. “Obviously it was horrible for Mallory but the team needed me so I was ready and prepared and I had to execute for them.”Although Syracuse ultimately fell in the national championship game, Rainone succeeded in her newfound spot for the No. 6 Orange (8-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast). With three starting defenders graduating, SU needed replacements and now the junior has secured a starting role instead of being stuck as a backup in Syracuse’s clustered midfield.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Rainone met with head coach Gary Gait and assistant coaches Regy Thorpe and Katie Rowan at her individual end-of-year meeting last spring, she told them she wanted to keep playing defense to stay on the field.“She did a great job in the final four. I think it was a great move for her and she embraced it,” Gait said. “I think she loves playing defense and we’re happy with the move.”In SU’s defense, there are two backers on the field at once, Rainone said, and now that Vehar has recovered from her torn ACL, the two play together as the unit’s anchors.Although the Orange has allowed 10.6 goals per game, nearly two more goals than its average last season, Rainone said she’s enjoying her new position so far.“It’s definitely a lot more pressure than I’ve ever experienced,” Rainone said. “But I like that pressure. I like getting that pressure from my coaches, from my teammates.”Rainone said the week leading up to the final four was nerve-wracking. Now, 10 months later, she doesn’t even think twice about her position.Since Rainone played midfield her whole lacrosse career, playing defense wasn’t new, but she still had to pick up the intricacies.During one-on-one drills in practice as a midfielder, she always played on offense. So this past fall, she often got beat quickly when playing defense during one-on-ones and needed help with learning the backer. But since she had the whole offseason to adjust, she is now peaking, Gait said.Rainone is able to learn much faster by participating in defensive drills full-time instead of alternating with offense.Her experience has added a dimension to Rainone’s defensive game, midfielder Kelly Cross said. One of Rainone’s strengths is helping transition the ball from defense to offense, which comes from her midfielder background.“She has a really good stick for the ball, she’s really good at knocking it down, really good at picking the ball up in traffic,” Vehar said. “So when I see a bunch of girls in on the 8-meter, crashing in with the ball on the ground, Brenna’s always the one that comes up with it.”Both Cross and Vehar said that Rainone’s stubbornness helps her on the field. Vehar said that Rainone is often vocal, which helps the defense’s communication.And while the defense isn’t quite at the point where Gait would want it to be, he’s seen improvement throughout the season, especially from Rainone.“I think she’s starting to step up her game,” Gait said, “and solidify as an impact player on the defense.” Comments Published on March 24, 2015 at 12:05 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds