Maratha Reservation: Political obligation to an electorate is not a constitutional obligation - Rajeev Dhavan argues in SC [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: Political obligation to an electorate is not a constitutional obligation - Rajeev Dhavan argues in SC [Live Updates]
(L-R) Justices Hemant Gupta, L Nageswara Rao, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and Ravindra Bhat

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 previous rounds of hearing click here and here.

Live updates of the hearing today feature here.

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