Legal Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Justice R. Subash Reddy of the High Court on Friday directed the EDCET Convenor not to allot students to B.Ed minority institutions for two weeks.

The Judge, however, directed the institutions to allow candidates to prosecute their studies, who were already allotted by the convenor to these institutions in the counselling held on March 2. The Judge passed the interim orders while dealing with a batch of writ petitions filed by several minority institutiions challenging the decision of the State Government to withdraw the minority status for more than 70 colleges. The Judge left it open to the minority institutions to fill 85 per cent of the seats meant for minority students with minority students and the remaining that fall under the management quota either with non-minority or minority students on or before March 17. The Judge directed the minority institutions to submit the particulars of seats filled by minority students and the leftover seats to the convenor by March 20. The Judge also said there should not be any admissions after the submission of the list. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy directed Advocate-General C.V. Mohan Reddy to make an appeal challenging the interim order of the High Court.