Home Government and Policy Supreme Court refuses to stay 10% reservation to EWS, agrees to hear the petitions challenging quota

Supreme Court refuses to stay 10% reservation to EWS, agrees to hear the petitions challenging quota

The apex court said that they are examining the issue and issued a notice to the centre to reply within four weeks.

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear petitions challenging the 103rd Constitution Amendment Act, 2019 but refused to put a stay on new reservation policy which intends to provide 10 per cent reservation for Economically weaker sections of the society, reported ANI.

According to reports, a bench comprising of CJI Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna today issued a notice to the centre after it agreed to hear pleas challenging the Constitution(103rd) Amendment. The apex court said that they are examining the issue and issued a notice to the centre to reply within four weeks.

However, the Supreme Court refused to stay the implementation of 10 per cent reservation to the economically weaker section of the general category. The petition is filed by an NGO named “Youth For Equality”, which contends that the new law violates the “basic structure” of the Constitution.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Citing the Supreme Court’s judgement in 1992 Indira Sawhney’s case, the NGO through its petition claimed that granting reservation solely based on the economic criteria violates both the Constitution and Supreme Court’s 1992 observation.

The NGO further adds that the amendment, which intends to provide 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections in addition to the existing reservations, breaches the 50% cap set by Supreme Court in the Indira Sawhney case.

Youth For Equality (YFE) is an NGO that claims to have been formed in the aftermath of the 27% OBC quota bill in educational institutions mooted by the UPA government in 2006. ‘Casteless Society’, ‘Education for All’ and ‘Good Governance’ are some of the ideas that the NGO claims to aim at.

The Narendra Modi government had announced its historic decision to provide an additional 10% to Economically Weaker Sections from the general category apart from the existing 50% reservation. The move by the NDA government gathers special significance as it was widely speculated that Upper Caste anger over the SC/ST Act amendment bill led to BJP’s downfall in recent state elections.

The Narendra Modi government has also bypassed the Indira Sawhney judgment through its Constitutional Amendment by adding provisions for an entirely new class of reservations that the Court will have to review independently without considering caste and the 50% cap on reservations.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Sri Lanka attacks

Sri Lankan millionaire’s family was an ISIS cell: Suicide bombers shatter shameless excuses peddled by ‘liberals’ to justify Islamic terrorism

All over the world, the terrorist attacks by radical Islamists is immediately served with long and extensive excuses about how social ills, discrimination, poverty, hardships, and atrocities lead to terrorism.

Meet the Photoshop artist whose work Akshay Kumar showed to Prime Minister Modi

While mostly people have been appreciative of his artwork, suspended bureaucrat Ashish Joshi has threatened him with police complaint about his cleverly Photoshopped image
If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

It’s fairly clear: Congress hasn’t managed to get its message out.  If you ask Google Trends, this election is over. The writing is on the wall. PM Narendra Modi is all set to win

Propagandist Dhruv Rathee mocks Manohar Parrikar’s death to score political brownie points

Earlier, too, Rathee was caught speaking the same language as that of Pulwama attack terrorist by mocking 'cow urine drinkers'
The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

Leftist portal The Quint published an article headlined "Modi wave over? Why pollsters are scaling down projections for BJP" based on CVoter data, where the data itself was twisted, selectively quoted and misrepresented

Coward, gutless, visionless, losers: ‘Neutral’ media has a meltdown after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is not fielded as Congress candidate against PM Modi

The media first put its eggs in the Rahul Gandhi basket, and when that appeared to have holes big enough to fit chickens, they decided to pin their hopes on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Netizens play Jagga Jasoos as Arvind Kejriwal resurfaces days after rumours of him beaten up by AAP MLAs went viral

From 'scratch marks' on nose to 'new frame of glasses', Twitterati had a field day on Kejriwal's first public appearance after a long time

Two AAP MLAs lunged towards Kejriwal and one punched him such that his glasses fell off, claims Kapil Mishra

AAP MLAs reportedly beat up Kejriwal so much that he has injured his knees and could not walk properly

Mamata Banerjee sends kurtas and sweets for him says PM Modi in a freewheeling chat with filmstar Akshay Kumar

Prime Minister Modi's informal interaction with film star Akshay Kumar leads to a meltdown of 'journalists'

After getting Bangladeshi actors to campaign, Mamata’s TMC caught running ads in Bangladesh appealing for votes

Mamata's TMC is running as many as 13 ads on Facebook, appealing people to vote for TMC in the ongoing elections

Latest articles

Connect with us

157,493FansLike
130,619FollowersFollow
55,033SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: