People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 17

April 29, 2007

OBC Reservation: Supreme Courtís Stay


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on April 23, 2007


It is regrettable that the two-member bench of the Supreme Court has refused to vacate the stay on the implementation of the 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes in the centrally-run educational institutions.


Given the fact that parliament amended the Constitution through the 93rd Constitutional amendment to pave the way for such reservation, it is now incumbent upon Parliament, which is meeting soon, to take the necessary steps to ensure that the Constitutional direction is upheld and the legislation gets implemented.