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Thursday, January 05, 2006

India's Judiciary socks it to the UPA Govt.! Again!

Following on the heels of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling against the Andhra Pradesh Congress Govt.'s discriminatory quotas for Muslims, the Allahabad High Court threw out the UPA Govt.'s illegal quota for Muslims in Aligarh Muslim University!

The UPA Govt. is amassing tons of egg on its face in the past few weeks! Yet, it shamelessly carries on in office, disregarding all notions of morality in governance! If so many major laws passed by the UPA Govt. are deemed UNCONSTITUTIONAL by our judiciary, what legal or moral authority does the PM-ji and President-ji and super-PM Sonia Gandhi have to continue in office?

Excerpts from Quashing of quota for Muslims in AMU upheld

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday quashed the Central law, which gave Aligarh Muslim University its minority status, and held illegal the reservation of seats for Muslims in its postgraduate medical courses.

A Division Bench confirmed a single-judge order holding that the AMU Amendment Act, 1981 was unconstitutional and that the university was not a minority institution. The single judge also quashed the February 25, 2005 Union Human Resource Development Ministry notification, permitting AMU to reserve seats for Muslims in postgraduate medical courses.

The Bench, comprising Chief Justice A.N. Ray and Justice Ashok Bhushan, passed the order on appeals filed by the Centre and AMU challenging the single-judge verdict delivered on October 4, 2005. The Bench said the 50 per cent reservation being extended to doctors in postgraduate courses was illegal and incorrect.

However, the 'limited relief' joke continues:

Granting limited relief, it said students who were admitted earlier under a quota system would continue to study in the university.

Consider the following case. X hires Y to work for your company, contravening morality and legality - e.g., by accepting a bribe (cash or kind) from Y or in an act of nepotism. If you discover this fact, what would you do?

  • Fire X only
  • Fire Y only
  • Fire both X and Y
  • Reprimand them and allow them to continue in your company

Suppose you discover that this is not the first time that X has done this - he has hired several people illegally. How would you react?


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