The Kerala Government has approached the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court order quashing the 80:20 ratios in providing minority scholarship to Muslims and Latin/converted Christians.
The High Court had ruled that the Government needed to distribute minority scholarship in proportion to the population of different minority communities. In July 2021, the Government issued a fresh order, adhering to the directives of the High Court for scholarships issued to eligible students this year.
The HC order had triggered a political controversy in the State with UDF constituent Muslim League and LDF constituent INL demanding the Government to file an appeal while Kerala Congress factions in both fronts welcomed the HC order and implementation of the same. The Muslim League had put the blame on the previous LDF Government, which had diluted the criterion in 2011 to include eligible candidates from Latin Catholic and converted Christian communities by devising the 80:20 ratio.