Should Dalits who convert to Christianity and Islam get Scheduled Caste benefits? Supreme Court might await panel report

The Central government informed the Court that a new Commission to be headed by former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan was formed to look into the issue.
Justices SK Kaul, AS Oka, Vikram Nath with Supreme Court
Justices SK Kaul, AS Oka, Vikram Nath with Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pondered whether it should hold off on deciding whether Scheduled Caste benefits ought to be extended to Dalit converts to Christianity and Islam, pending the report of a new inquiry commission constituted by the Central government. [CPIL v. Union of India]

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