Updated On : March 2, 2022
In the hearing on 2nd July, Supreme Court refused to stay NLSIU Bengaluru's 25% reservation for Karnataka students. NLSIU introduced this reservation before the Common Law Admission Test 2021. All Karnataka students applying for BA, LLB honours and LLM courses were applicable for this reservation.
Senior Advocate, Gopal Sankaranarayanan representing the petitioner, sought a stay on the NLSIU notification in regards to the reservation policy.
In September 2020, the Karnataka High Court quashed the NLSIU Amendment Act, 2020, by which 25% reservation was introduced at the University for students domiciled in the State.
The Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Ravindra Bhat was hearing the plea against the Karnataka High Court judgment that had nullified the 25% domicile reservation introduced at the University. However, it allowed CLAT 2021 to go on as scheduled, refusing interference with NLSIU’s revised
Various arguments were made, however, the Bench was not persuaded to pass any interim order. The exams will go on as per the schedule.
The University has asked the students to update their CLAT 2021 forms in order to avail the benefits of this quota.