Maratha Reservation: Inconceivable any amendment would be brought by which no State will have power to identify SEBC: AG Venugopal [LIVE UPDATES]

A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and Ravindra Bhat is hearing the matter.
Maratha Reservation: Inconceivable any amendment would be brought by which no State will have power to identify SEBC: AG Venugopal [LIVE UPDATES]
Maratha Reservation case: Constitution Bench

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the petitions challenging the validity of the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, which had extended a 16% reservation for the Maratha community.

The Court had earlier also decided to hear all States in the matter, after a question of whether the Indra Sawhney case should be reconsidered cropped up. This case puts s 50% cap on the reservation permissible for backward classes.

Final hearings in the matter had commenced on Monday. To read accounts of the hearings on Day 1 and Day 2 click here and here. To read Day 3 arguments, click here.

Live updates of the hearing today feature here.

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