The Bombay High Court has stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions .
The High court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in public service but allowed them reservation in educational institutions .
The previous Prithviraj Chavan led government in the state had issued a Government Resolution on providing reservation just ahead of the elections .
The move was said to be controversial because Marathas have a massive political representation in the state and not considered socially or educationally backward. Marathas are an estimated 30-35 per cent of Maharashtra's population .
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