The Supreme Court has agreed to schedule a hearing for a plea that disputes the Karnataka government's removal of the 4 per cent reservation for Muslims.
A bench, led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and including justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala, acknowledged Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal's submission that the petition's "defects" were "cured."
"Alright, we will list it," the bench said in response.
Basavaraj Bommai's state government scrapped 4 per cent Muslim reservation recently.
The Karnataka government introduced two new categories for reservation in jobs and education, and abolished the 4 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Muslims.
The OBC Muslim quota has been split between Vokkaligas and Lingayats, with eligible Muslims now classified under economically weaker sections.
As a result, the state government has raised the reservation limit to 57 per cent.
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