NEW DELHI: The
on Wednesday quashed the
in admissions and government jobs in the state.
The court said that people from
community cannot be declared as educationally and socially backward.
A five judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat were unanimous on not to re-consider 50 per cent cap on reservation and unconstitutionality of
The bench, however, disagreed on the validity of 102nd constitutional amendment.
Refusing to re-examine it's 1992 verdict for capping reservation at 50 per cent, the court said there was no valid ground to breach 50 per cent reservation while granting Maratha reservation.
SC held that Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, which extends reservation to the Maratha community in public education and employment is unconstitutional.