Demand grows for OBC quota in NLUs

Demand grows for OBC quota in NLUs

Demand grows for OBC quota in NLUs

Some of the 23 NLU colleges have failed to implement OBC quota

New Delhi, Jan. 11 (Delhi Crown): After the demand for implementation of OBC/EWS reservation provisions in NEET-PG counselling, there is a growing demand for OBC quota in the country’s 23 law colleges under the National Law University (NLU).

The All-India OBC Students Association (AIOBCSA) claims that the reservation provisions were not properly implemented in the top law colleges under the NLU.

The students’ body has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking strict implementation of OBC reservation in LLB and LLM courses of NLU.

It also requested the Centre Government to direct the colleges under the NLU to offer seats in All India Quota and strictly implement the reservations.

Currently some colleges under the NLU neither provide seats in the All-India Quota (AIQ) nor implement reservation in AIQ, alleged the AIOBCSA.

Also, the NLU hasn’t implemented the SC/ST reservations in All India Quota.

“It is surprising to know that some of the NLUs like National Law School in New Delhi, National Academy of Legal Studies and the Research University of Law in Hyderabad (NALSAR), the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh have implemented 10% EWS reservations, but not 27% OBC reservations in LLB and LLM courses,” said the students’ body in the letter.

Out of 23 NLUs, only three – the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL), and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Law University, Rai, Sonepat have completely implemented 27% OBC reservations in All India Quota.

The issue was represented to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) last August by AIOBCSA. The OBC Students Association thanked the Union Government for implementing OBC reservations in AIQ of NEET.

“The Government successfully represented the issue in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the recent NEET case. AIOBCSA urges to do the same justice to OBC students writing the CLAT exam,” said the OBC students’ body in its letter.

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