EWS quota judgment: LIVE UPDATES from Supreme Court

A bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit and Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, S Ravindra Bhat, Bela M Trivedi and JB Pardiwala will pronounce the verdict.
EWS quota judgment: LIVE UPDATES from Supreme Court

A constitution bench of the Supreme Court is set to deliver its judgment on a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment that grants 10 percent reservation to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) among the forward castes.

A bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit and Justices Dinesh MaheshwariS Ravindra BhatBela M Trivedi and JB Pardiwala will pronounce the verdict at 10.30 am.

The petitions, filed by NGOs Janhit Abhiyan and Youth for Equality, among others, had challenged the amendment on the ground that economic classification cannot be the sole basis for reservation.

The Amendment Act provides for reservation of 10 per cent seats in public and private educational institutions, and in public employment, for the “economically weaker sections” of citizens other than Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and socially and educationally backward classes.

Follow our day-wise coverage of the hearings:

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[Read a compilation of the written submission in the case here]

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