Plea Against 25% Domicile Reservation in NLSIU Bangalore, Delhi High Court Moved
A plea has been placed before the Delhi High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the move by the government of Karnataka to impose a 25 percent domicile reservation in the National Law School of India University in Bangalore.
The matter related to NLSIU was brought before a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan. They recused themselves and directed that the case be taken before another bench.
When the matter came up for hearing, the petitioner argued that another bench had recently stopped a similar reservation from operating in the National Law University Delhi. The high court had stayed the decision of NLUD to reserve 50 percent of the seats for students who hailed from institutes located in the National Capital Region.
The Karnataka State Assembly passed the National Law School of India (Amendment) Act 2020 in March, which reserved 25 percent of the seats in NLSIU for students domiciled in Karnataka.
A student of Karnataka was described as one who had studied in a recognized educational institution of Karnataka for at least 10 years before the qualifying examination.