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The 10% EWS quota was introduced in January 2019 through the 103rd amendment of the Constitution. Challenges to the amendment are being heard by a five-judge constitution bench which is looking at whether economic criteria can be the basis for reservation, and whether such reservation can exclude the backward sections of population, as there are poor among them, too.
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 02:21 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi