Rajeev Sinha, Press24 News, New Delhi.
Published by: Yogesh Sahu
Updated Thu, 01 Jul 2021 10:19 PM IST
Supreme Court refuses to reconsider its decision against the power of states to declare socially and educationally backward classes.
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A bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice L Nageswara Rao, Justice S Abdul Nazeer, Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice S Ravinder Bhat said that the grounds given by the Central Government in the review petition, all of them have been considered in the main judgment. . The bench has said that there is no ground to interfere with the May 5 order. Saying this, the bench dismissed the review petition of the Central Government.
The bench also turned down the Centre’s demand to hear the review petition in open court. The petition was considered by the bench in its chambers on June 28, but the order was placed on the Supreme Court’s website on Thursday.
On May 5, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, on the basis of majority (3:2), said that after the 102nd amendment, the right of the states to identify socially and educationally backward classes should be abolished. has gone.
It was said in the judgment that the inclusion or exclusion of any community in the list of backward classes, ultimately rests with the President. However, Justice Bhushan and Justice Nazir were of the view that the state has the right to identify the backward class for giving quota. But the three judges of the bench, Justice Rao, Justice Gupta and Justice Bhat, had a different opinion. However, now with the dismissal of the Centre’s petition, the hope of Maratha reservation, which has become an important issue in Maharashtra, seems to be almost over.
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