SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging Centre's 10 per cent EWS quota

The SC on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections persons in admissions and government jobs.

Press Trust of India September 27, 2022 15:26:05 IST
SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging Centre's 10 per cent EWS quota

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) persons in admissions and government jobs.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit reserved the verdict on the legal question of whether the EWS quota violated the basic structure of the constitution after hearing a battery of senior lawyers including Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta in the marathon hearing that lasted for six-and-half-day.

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