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Plea filed in SC seeking direction to implement 27% reservation for OBC’s in Post Graduate Medical Seats of the 50% All India Quota



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A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the appropriate Government to implement the 27% reservation for Other backward Classes in Post Graduate Medical Seats of the 50% All India Quota.

The petition  filed by  Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, former Minister for Health and Family welfare, has submitted that the Union  Government  vide Order dated 13.08.1990, had declared that it would provide 27 per cent reservations to socially and educationally backward classes for jobs in central services and public undertaking.

Thereafter the said Government Order was challenged before the Supreme Court, however the Court in   Indra Sawhney and Others v. Union of India, upheld the constitutionality, validity and enforceability of the Government Order

The petitioner has submitted that according to reports, “27 per cent reservation was not provided to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the All India Quota (AIQ) seats for undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses in the academic years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.”

Moreover in the year 2018-19, only 220 OBC candidates were admitted to postgraduate courses while they had claim over 2,152 of the 7,982 seats.

The petitioner has further stated that “in  the last few years, the OBCs are denied reservations both in PG/UG medical seats under All India Quota. Thus, they are denied 3000 seats every year which are transferred to General Category. During this current admission year 2020-21 also, the OBCs are not given reservation for the seats pooled from the States.”

The petitioner contended that he had represented the Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, regarding the implementation of 27% reservation to the Other Backward Classes, however the ministry replied that the issue was pending before the Supreme court. The ministry further informed that rules regarding reservations in medical colleges are in place but as the OBC quota differs from state to state, the Centre are unable to decide which one to follow.

India Legal Bureau

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Legendary Comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81.



Veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep took his last breath at the age of 81. Born on March 29, 1939, as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, Jagdeep acted in over 400 films and was widely known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in blockbuster ‘Sholay.’ Have a look at how Twitterati mourned the death of the legendary actor on social media.

Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay’, died on Wednesday at his residence. He was 81 year old.The actor, real name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, was not keeping well.

“He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age related issues,” producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, told PTI.

Jagdeep appeared in around 400 films but it is his role as Soorma Bhopali in 1975 film ‘Sholay’ that is etched in audiences’ minds even today.

He also played memorable roles in ‘Purana Mandir’ and in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ as Salman Khan’s father.

Better known by his stage name Jagdeep, the actor also directed the movie ‘Soorma Bhopali’ with his character as the protagonist.
Jagdeep played hero in five films, opposite heroines like Nanda (Bhabhi), Azra, Amita and Naaz. It was with Bhabhi that he gravitated towards comic roles. It was the character of Soorma Bhopali from Sholay which would become his most memorable. The actor would go on to direct the film Soorma Bhopali in 1988, in which Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Rekha had cameos. He also acted in a number of horror films made by the Ramsay Brothers. IIFA honoured him with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jagdeep was born in Datia a district in  Madhya Pradesh. His father’s name was  Syed Yawar Husain Jafri and his mother was Kaneez Hyder.He had three wife’s Naseem Begum, Sughra Begum and Nazima.From these three he had three sons Hussein Jaffry (From first wife), Javed Jaffrey (Actor, Dancer, Comedian; from second wife), Naved Jaffrey (Actor, TV Judge; from second wife) and three daughters Shakira Shafi (from first wife), Suraiya Jaffry (From first wife), Muskaan (From third wife).He started his career as a Child Artist (Afsana (1951), Do Bigha Zameen (1954, as a Comedian), Bhabhi (1957, Lead Actor).


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