A plea has been filed in Delhi High Court against the Karnataka Government’s decision of 25% domicile reservation applicable for the National Law School, Bengaluru. The particular case was highlighted after the hearing on the bench of Chief Justice DN Patel & Justice Prateek Jalan. Before the hearing, lawyers said that the other bench had also stayed on the same matter of reservation policy at the National Law University, Bengaluru.
As per the order given by the Delhi High Court on June 29, NLUD’s decision has been stayed to reserve 50 percent seats of the capital region. Earlier, National Law University was planning to reserve 50% of the total seats for the aspirants of the national capital region who have qualified the eligibility examination from any of the recognized institutes/colleges of Delhi.
An order was also passed by the Karnataka State Assembly for the National Law School of India (Amendment) Act in March 2020 with the consent of Governor of Karnataka to give 25 percent horizontal reservation for students of Karnataka in NLSIU. However, the reservation was applicable only for those students of Karnataka who had studied a minimum of 10 years before the qualifying exam.