On Monday, the Supreme Court heard a series of petitions questioning the constitutional validity of the 103rd Amendment, saying the economy-based reservation did not violate an essential feature of the Indian constitution.

Amendment introduced a 10% proviso for the Economically Vulnerable Section (EWS) in admissions to educational and government institutions.

A bench of his five judges of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit, delivered the verdict. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari read the order and said:

He added: It’s all towards the goal of marching in an egalitarian society. “It’s also aimed at dealing with disadvantaged classes and sections. Therefore, the 103rd constitutional amendment does not violate the constitution’s essential functions or damage its underlying structure.

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