Madras HC Refused To Stay The Law Providing 10.5% Reservation For Vanniyar Community

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the law providing 10.5% reservation for Vanniyar community. The court further made it clear that the admissions and appointments under the reservation would be subjected to the outcome of its final order. A division bench of Justice MM Sundaresh and Justice S Kannammal were hearing a set of writ petitions filed against the Vanniyar reservations. According to IANS, the bench said that any admissions provided or likely to be provided and any appointments made or likely to be made as per the the reservation would be subjected to the outcome of the final order. The bench further made it clear that the interim order must be known to every beneficiary of the law. Also read | After Being Cornered With Sexual Misconduct Allegations, TN BJP General Secretary KT Raghavan ResignsQuoting the bench, the report said that the court would be at liberty to pass appropriate orders in connection with the internal reservation for the Vanniyar community. The report said that the court adjourned the case to September 14 and gave two weeks time for the impleading petitioners to file their pleas. Pointing out that the law was already implemented in admissions by Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Advocate General R Shanmugasundaram said that the interim order would not do any good as the Act was already in effect, according to the report.After the Tamil Nadu government passed the legislation for 10.5% reservation to the Vanniyars ahead of the announcement of the 2021 state assembly elections, several other backward class organizations have opposed it and as many as 35 writ petitions were filed before the court, the report said.

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