Scheduled caste status to Dalits who adopt religion (Dalits Leaving Sanatan Dharma)
And the Supreme Court has rejected the petition filed against the commission constituted by the Center to investigate the possibility of giving the benefit of reservation and their condition. In the petition, there was a demand to cancel the commission constituted by the central government.
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According to the petitioner, the petitions challenging the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 and grant of Scheduled Caste status to Dalits after converting to Christianity and Islam are pending hearing in the Supreme Court, the petitioner has demanded that the petition be accompanied by Only the hearing of the related petitions should be completed at the earliest.
It was said in the petition that the main petition is already pending in the Supreme Court. If the Justice KG Balakrishnan Commission is allowed to investigate, then the hearing on the petition may be delayed further. It has been said in the petition that such delay will violate the rights of Christians and Muslims of Scheduled Caste origin, who have been deprived of this privilege of Scheduled Castes for the last 72 years.
The petition argued that the 2007 report of the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities had supported granting Scheduled Caste status to Dalits who converted to Islam and Christianity.
On Monday, a bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Abhay S. Oak asked the petitioner’s lawyer, who are you and where did you come from? The hearing is going on in this matter. On this, the counsel for the petitioner said that when the hearing is going on in the Supreme Court, then why was a parallel commission formed? It should not have been made at all.
Justice Kaul said that the government has this right under the constitution. The government has formed the commission at its discretion. You are challenging the constitution of the commission itself. The petitioner again said that when you are listening, the commission should not become an obstacle in the way of your hearing.
The bench said that under Article 32 of the Constitution, any citizen can directly approach the Supreme Court. But we cannot hear your petition under that. We found any facts in your application on the basis of which we should take a hearing. Your petition is cancelled.
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