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By a 3-2 majority, a five-judge bench interpreted the 102nd constitutional amendment(PTI file photo)

States have no power to draw up own lists of backward classes: Supreme Court

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:40 AM IST
Several states, including Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, also asserted their right under Articles 15(4) and 16(4) to make special provisions for SEBCs and give them benefits of quota.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with PWD Minister Govind Karjol addresses the media at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru in this file picture. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with PWD Minister Govind Karjol addresses the media at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru in this file picture. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka forms panel to look into quota demand

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:13 PM IST
  • The state had recently seen agitations from several communities demanding reservation.
The apex court has agreed to re-examine the 50% ceiling on reservations in India while hearing a case on the validity of 10% separate reservations for Marathas(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The apex court has agreed to re-examine the 50% ceiling on reservations in India while hearing a case on the validity of 10% separate reservations for Marathas(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Why reservation may fail in levelling the field

By Roshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:58 AM IST
  • From SC-ST social groups, reservations have expanded to OBCs, economically weaker sections
J Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks to the press during the rally. (ANI/Twitter)
J Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks to the press during the rally. (ANI/Twitter)

Panchamasali Lingayat seers give ultimatum to Yediyurappa govt over reservation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:26 PM IST
  • Several leaders from Congress and the BJP were also seen raising demands for the reservation for the community at the gathering.
The bench, also comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran, told the attorney general to finalise the issues and posted 80 petitions for hearing after six weeks.(File photo)
The bench, also comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran, told the attorney general to finalise the issues and posted 80 petitions for hearing after six weeks.(File photo)

Reservations: SC rejects ad hoc promotion plea, asks states to apprise AG

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:06 AM IST
A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, however, turned down the Centre’s request to permit ad hoc promotions to fill over 130,000 vacant posts in public employment across the country.
A man carrying goods passes by the Rapid Action Force personnel on duty during ‘Bharat Bandh’ in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)
A man carrying goods passes by the Rapid Action Force personnel on duty during ‘Bharat Bandh’ in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)

Bharat Bandh observed in parts, law and order prevails

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 10:32 PM IST
The nationwide strike against caste-based reservations in education and jobs evoked a mixed response in Rajasthan and was observed in some parts of the state on Tuesday
Police men on duty during ‘Bharat Bandh’, which many say, was called by some groups opposed to caste-based reservations in education and jobs, in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)
Police men on duty during ‘Bharat Bandh’, which many say, was called by some groups opposed to caste-based reservations in education and jobs, in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)

Bharat Bandh: No rallies, but most bizmen keep shops shut in Jaipur

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 10:23 PM IST
Most Jaipur businessmen kept their shops shut on Tuesday to observe Bharat Bandh, which many say, was called by some groups opposed to caste-based reservations in education and jobs
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