Indian Supreme Court's constitution bench will hear challenges to quota for economically disadvantaged

By Satya Prakash, 5 August 2020
Parliament of India (photo credit: Courtney Powell/flickr)
Parliament of India (photo credit: Courtney Powell/flickr)
Petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to grant 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker section (EWS) of the General category in public employment and education, including private educational institutions will be decided by a Constitution Bench. [ . . . ] There are around 20 petitions challenging the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, which paved the way for grant of reservation to the EWS candidates of general category. The petitioners have sought quashing of the law on the ground that backwardness for the purpose of reservation cannot be defined by “economic status alone”.
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