Child with one SC/ST parent can be considered as SC/ST if she has suffered socio-economic disability due to caste: Kerala High Court

The Court said that if the SC/ST community has accepted the child to their original fold as one among them and they are living in the same social tenet, she can be considered as belonging to the SC/ST community.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently observed that a child can be considered as belonging to scheduled caste or scheduled tribe (SC/ST) even if only of the parents belongs to the same SC/ST community so long as they have suffered disability socially, economically, and educationally. [Rebeka Mathai v State of Kerala & Ors.].

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