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EWS Quota Case Hearing Day 6 - Live Updates From Supreme Court

22 Sep 2022 5:05 AM GMT
EWS Quota Case Hearing Day 6 - Live Updates From Supreme Court

Supreme Court Constitution Bench to continue hearings on cases challenging the constitutional validity of reservations for Economically Weaker Sections.

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Live Updates

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:37 AM GMT

    CJI: We will continue on the next hearing. Confine yourself to one session. For respondent counsel, 15 mins more and 2-2 and half hrs for rejoinder. No intervenors in rejoinders. We'll be notifying diff combinations post lunch on Tuesday so please confine.

    Bench rises. 

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:30 AM GMT

    Counsel: You have asked how you can come and uplift on basic of economic reservations? I've gone into the three questions. One, basis of economic criteria. Two, admission to private unaided institutions. Three, exclusion. Who excluded who?

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:30 AM GMT

    Counsel: I'm for 13 communities registered in an organisation working for upliftment of poor. 

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:26 AM GMT

    Makhija: The Nagaraj principle applies fully. 

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:26 AM GMT

    Makhija: In the argument that a new classification is permissible under our transformative constitution is in line of the goals. So the 10% cannot be disturbed.

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:26 AM GMT

    CJI: You could have done everything else. Why do you have to enter reservations?

    Makhija: Because this is enabling more measures. 

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:26 AM GMT

    CJI: The other side is not denying that there are people who are poverty stricken in unreserved class. They're saying that their poverty can be alleviated by other means- subsidies, scholarships etc.

    Reservations is not just financial empowerment, it is social empowerment.

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:25 AM GMT

    Makhija: Article 13(2)(a) of the ICESCR, which we are party to is with regard to primary education being compulsory free and Article 21 A of our constitution is also a commitment.

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:21 AM GMT

    Makhija: Now I'll go through our international obligations...

    J Bhat: Where is the law?

    Makhija: The amendment is the law which has been bought in for this very purpose.

  • 22 Sep 2022 10:20 AM GMT

    Makhija: I am drawing strength from 51(c) as well as Article 253 on the ground that poverty is the first sustainable development goal and this is in line with our international goals.

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