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Supreme Court agrees to examine validity of 10% quota for economically poor

The top court has asked the Centre to file its response within three weeks

Aashish Aryan 

Supreme Court

The on Friday agreed to examine the validity of the constitutional amendment, which paved the way for the government's decision to grant 10 per cent to economically poor in the general category. A two-judge Bench comprising and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, however, refused to stay the government's decision. The top court has asked the Centre to file its response within three weeks. The Bench was hearing petitions filed by parties, including organisations such as Janhit Abhiyan and NGO Youth For Equality, challenging the Centre's decision.

First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 22:47 IST
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