Supreme court to pronounce verdict on Wednesday on pleas challenging Maratha quota

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New Delhi:

The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Wednesday, May 5, on the constitutionality of Maratha quota to the Maratha community. A constitution bench of five judges will pronounce this decision. Significantly, on 26 March Maratha Reservation After a 10-day marathon hearing on the petition filed against the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Bench reserved the verdict. The Supreme Court had said that it would test whether states can make more than 50 per cent reservation, whether the Indira Sawhney judgment given in 1992 needs to be reviewed again and let Indira Sawhney be sent to a larger bench. Need it or not?

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A limit of 50 percent has been set for reservation in Indira Sawhney Judgment. On December 9, the Supreme Court refused to change the decision to impose an interim moratorium on Maratha reservation in jobs and educational institutions in Maharashtra. The Supreme Court had stayed the Bombay High Court order. The Bombay High Court had talked about giving reservation to Marathas from 12 per cent to 13 per cent. A constitutional bench of five judges, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, heard the case and then reserved the verdict.

During the hearing, the Supreme Court asked all the states to file replies that whether the legislature is competent to declare a particular socially and educationally backward caste to give reservation. The Supreme Court will also look into the question of interpretation of the 102 Amendment which provides for reservation to the particular community and is named in the list made by the President. During the hearing in the Supreme Court, the Attorney General said that the 102nd Constitution Amendment is constitutional. The Solicitor General also said to go with the plea of ​​the Attorney, while during the hearing, Siddharth Bhatnagar said that 8 of the 9 judges in the Indira Sawhney Judgment had stated that the reservation limit would be 50 per cent and it was binding.

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