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10 pc quota for poor: SC extends stay on Gujarat HC order

The Supreme Court on Monday extended by two more weeks the interim stay on a Gujarat High Court decision quashing a state government ordinance providing 10 per cent quota for economically backward among the unreserved category, including the agitating Patel community.

A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud posted the matter after two weeks when Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted that the interim order be allowed to be continued till next hearing.

The bench then said that there would be no admission till further orders. The court was hearing a petition by Gujarat government challenging the high court’s August 4 order quashing the ordinance.

While quashing the ordinance, the high court had stayed operation of its order by two weeks on the request of state government to enable filing of an appeal in the apex court. 
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