‘Lohar’ caste of Bihar not Scheduled Tribe: Supreme Court quashes Bihar govt notification

The Supreme Court held that the ‘Lohar’ community in Bihar is not included in the Scheduled Tribes list, and quashed the notification of the Bihar government that directed the issuance of ST certificates to them.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court recently held that Lohar caste is not a Scheduled Tribe (STs) under the Central government's list of STs and consequently, a notification by the Bihar government to issue Scheduled Tribe certificates to the Lohar community is liable to be quashed [Sunil Kumar Rai and ors v. The State of Bihar and ors].

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