Calcutta HC Refuses To Stay Publication Of NUJS Merit List In Plea Challenging 30% Domicile Reservation

16 Sept 2020

Calcutta HC Refuses To Stay Publication Of NUJS Merit List In Plea Challenging 30% Domicile Reservation

Calcutta High Court refused to grant relief in a writ petition challenging constitutionality of law which mandates 30% domicile reservation of admission in NUJS. The High Court directed authorities not to publish the the merit list as two students belonging to general category are listed pending. Justice Debangshu Basak sought ba response from West Bengal Government and NUJS authorities. Two prospective students of NUJS had moved to the High Court challanging the vires of NUJS Act, 2018 which introduces section 4A to the original NUJS Act, 1999. petitioner stated the 30% mandatory for domicile quota is not appropriate as it violates Article 14, 15,19and 21 of the Constitution of India. Only 44 seats are available for general category students.