Maratha quota issue: Students thwarted by cops

May 13, 2019

Maratha students attempt to meet CM Devendra Fadnavis, get thwarted by cops

After the Supreme Court upheld the high court verdict that quota for Marathas will not be applicable in post-graduate medical in 2019-20, some affected students tried meeting chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence. However, they were stopped by the police.

Around 250 students had received admission to post- graduate medical courses under the Socially & Economically Backward Class (SEBC) quota. However, the SC recently upheld the verdict of Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court that the SEBC quota for Marathas will not be applicable for post-graduation (PG) medical and dental courses.

Students allege that entrance exams for admissions to current academic year completed, they will lose one academic year.

“We will have to intensify our agitation if the government does not offer solutions soon. It was not our mistake to seek admissions under the quota, but we are now suffering from it,” said Abhay Patil, one of the affected students.

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