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Gauhati High Court dismiss Chakma PIL on technical seat reservation

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Gauhati High Court dismiss Chakma PIL on technical seat reservation

Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): The Divisional Bench of the Gauhati High Court on Wednesday dismissed the PIL filed by  Mizoram Chakma Students’ Union (MCSU) on reservation of technical seats.

The bench of justice MR Pathak and justice  Michael Zothankhuma dismissed the case (Mizoram Chakma Student Union Versus State of Mizoram) after the union’s lawyer repeatedly failed to show up himself before the court, sources said.

As per the order issued on 23 April, the registrar of the divisional bench of Gauhati High Court was ordered to inform the lawyers of the student union to appear before the court by telephonic conversation. The lawyer, however, failed to show up himself despite being informed by the registrar which led the bench to dismiss the case, sources said.

Mizoram Chakma Students’ Union had approached the Gauhati High Court in 2016 after the Mizoram government amended the state’s technical entrance examination rules which made 95 seat reservation for the Zo ethnic people under category-I and placed schedule tribe like Chakmas and Brus under category-II (non-indigenous).

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Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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