HC refuses to review order staying NLUD reservation policy

new delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking review of its order staying the decision of National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) to reserve 50 per cent seats for candidates from the national capital on the claim that the petitioner was not heard properly.

The petitioner student, in the review plea, claimed that the video conferencing was disconnected when the counsel was to address the court on another aspect.

A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad took strong exception to the averments made in the review plea particularly when the matter was heard beyond 5 pm, on the day when order was reserved on the interim application seeking stay on NLUD's decision.

In the review plea, advocate Nishant Khatri, appearing for petitioner Pia Singgh, alleged that the court while hearing arguments on the interim application has considered the issue of horizontal reservation of 50 per cent for Delhi students in NLUD and he did not get an opportunity to raise the issue of vertical reservation of 22 per cent for OBC and 10 per cent for EWS categories.

The court, while dismissing the review plea being meritless, said during the arguments earlier no efforts were made by the petitioner's counsel to intervene or raise the issue of vertical reservation.

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