Kerala High Court Issues Notice to State in PIL Challenging 50% Reservation for Muslims in State-run Civil Services Coaching Centre

The Kerala High Court, while going through a Public Interest Litigation (‘PIL’) challenging the 50% reservation for Muslims at a state-run coaching centre for Civil Service aspirants, had issued notice to the State Government, the Institute of Career Studies & Research, as well as Center for Continuing Education Kerala, and the Kerala State Civil Service Academy. The PIL stated, “The State should never be party to an illegal attempt to increase the number of persons in the administrative services from a particular religious community. Cadres of the Administrative Services play a pivotal role in the administration of this diverse country. Any attempt to manipulate the composition of the Services will have deleterious effect”.