The Punjab and Haryana High Court, on May 26, stayed Haryana government’s decision to grant 10% reservation to Jats and five other communities in the state.
The decision was taken after the state witnessed days of protests by Jat agitators demanding them reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.
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The stay was ordered after a petition was filed by a Bhiwani resident Murari Lal Gupta, who had argued that the Haryana government had violated the basic structure of the Constitution as they had extended the benefit relying on a report (Justice KC Gupta commission report) which was trashed by the Supreme Court itself.
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The High Court has now given the state government till July 21 to file its reply.