A bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice M S Karnik, which was hearing a PIL challenging the legislation, however, agreed to grant a detailed hearing on December 10 to all pending petitions on the issue.
The bench was hearing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed last month by lawyer Gunaratan Sadavarte opposing the Maharashtra government's decision to provide 16 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the Maratha community in the state.
Advocate Thorat also argued that most of the pending petitions in the high court opposed the Maratha quota on the basis of the 2014 Act that provided for reservation to those belonging to socially backward communities in the state.
"The new legislation takes care of all legal grievances that existed in the 2014 Act," Thorat told the HC.
Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao had last week approved and signed the Maratha Reservation Bill after the state Assembly unanimously passed it.
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