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PIL seeks reservation in colleges for students from the capital

A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking reservation of up to 85 per cent of total seats for Delhi domicile students in all colleges funded by the state government.
In the petition filed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru, Moksha Foundation sought direction to the Centre and the state government to ‘adopt a new policy for reservation of up to 85 per cent of total seats available for Delhi domicile students in all 12 colleges funded by Delhi government’.

Besides the Delhi government and the Centre, the petition has also been filed against the Delhi University (DU) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). The 12 colleges where it sought reservation include Deen Dayal Upadhaya College, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, and Maharaja Agrasen College. It also sought direction ‘to adopt a new policy for reservation of upto five per cent of total seats available for Delhi domicile students in all colleges having mixed funding by UGC and GNCTD’.

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