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[Exclusive]: Karnataka students deprived of reservation at NLSIU: Read the National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill, 2020

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The Karnataka government earlier this month introduced the National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in the state legislative assembly. The Bill aims to introduce a 25% quota for students domiciled in the state at National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore.

The Bill introduces an amendment to Section 4 of the National Law School of India Act, 1986 by inserting the following provision:

"(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act and the regulations made thereunder, the school shall reserve horizontally twenty five percent of seats for students of Karnataka."

National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The explanation to this Section states:

"Explanation: For the purpose of this section "student of Karnataka" means a student who has studied in any one of the recognized educational institutions in the State for a period of not less than ten years preceding to the qualifying examination."

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