Mandamus cannot be issued to provide for reservation: SC
The Supreme Court recently made it clear that High Courts cannot issue any mandamus directing States to provide reservation.
Challenging this, several pleas had been filed before the High Court and in its order dated 23.08.2018, the HC in its order opined that the reservation should be extended to private institutes as well. However, when the order of the HC was challenged before the Apex Court, the bench while dismissing the plea noted that order passed by HC shall not be treated as a precedent.
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