Centre to challenge AP HC order on sub-quota for minorities with a “sense of urgency”

published on May 29, 2012

The Centre will challenge in the Supreme Court the order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court striking down its 4.5 per cent sub-quota to minorities within OBC reservation in central educational institutions and jobs saying that the decision was based on religious grounds.

“We will go to the Supreme Court by way of a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the Andhra Pradesh High Court order,”

Union Minister for Law and Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid told reporters here.         He said that the government would like to address the matter with a “sense of urgency”.

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