A Division Bench comprising Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice K K Sasidharan before which appeals filed by individual candidates and Pondichery Scheduled Caste Peoples’ Welfare Association representing the SC’s who migrated from the other states have come up in its order made it clear that nobody can compel Puducherry to extend SC quota benefits to SCs who had migrated from other states.

The matter relates to petitions by migrated SCs to Puducherry claiming reservation under SC quota in the MBBS medical seats.

Earlier, Justice M M Sundresh had dismissed the petitions filed by various petitioners challenging the prospectus of CENTAC for the year 2015-16 against which the appeals filed were the subject matter of these writ appeals.

They submitted that they are the residents for a period of five years and all are migrated from Tamil Nadu where they were enjoying the benefits of SC in education.

Dismissed their appeals the court said, "Individual appellants and members of the association are all SCs belonging to Tamil Nadu. They are entitled to the benefits of reservation in the state from where they migrated. There is no question of considering them as SCs in relation to the Union Territory of Pondicherry, in view of their migration after the cut-off date."

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