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Gujarat HC quashes state government notification for EBC quota

Gujarat high court on 4 August 2016 quashed the state government's notification granting 10 percent reservation for the economically backward classes (EBCs).
•    The Court termed the notification as unconstitutional, which was issued by Anandiben Patel Government on 1 May 2016 granting 10 percent quota for EBCs in higher educational institutions and government jobs.
•    Earlier, the High court issued notices in response to a petition filed by a Rajkot-based writer and social worker, Jayantibhai Manani.
•    The petitioner had asked the high court that on the occasion of the foundation day of Gujarat unreserved economically backward classes Notification, 2016, non-reserved who belongs to the class of people who were provided 10 percent reservation & whose annual family income does not exceed Rs six lakh. The ordinance should be dismissed.
•    State Government spokesperson Nitin Patel has said that Government will challenge this order in the Supreme Court.

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