A division bench comprising Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice A. Shankar Narayana was admitting public interest litigation (PIL) by the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee represented by its president D. Balaraju. The PIL challenged the GO MS numbers 9 and 10, amending the fee structure for C1-category management quota seats from Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 9 lakh in non-minority institutions and for B1-category seats in minority institutions from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh.
The petitioner said that this decision of the government will hamper the chances of meritorious students. Pointing out that the decision seems to be contrary to the directions of the Supreme Court with regard to admissions into private medical colleges; Justice Subhash Reddy said that the court will examine the matter. The bench issued notices to all the respondents, including the Telangana government, directing them to file counter affidavits.
HC stays case against Varma Justice Raja Elango of the Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday granted stay on a case against film director and producer Ramgopal Varma in Saroornagar police station of the city for two weeks. Police had registered the case against Varma on a complaint by Karuna Sagar, an advocate, for making controversial comments on Lord Ganesha.
Source: Deccan Chronicle