Response sought from Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Chattisgarh in a plea challenging quota acts: Supreme Court

There are three petitions before the Supreme Court challenging the quota acts of the State Government and the common cause of all the three petitions is that the State reservation/quota acts does not fulfill the requirements laid down in the case of Indra Sawhney vs. Union of India in the year 1992.

The Supreme Court in the above case held that the reservation could not exceed beyond 50%, therefore the response is being sought from the state of Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh and Haryana.The petitioner, Sushil Bajaj, sought to declare the Haryana Backward Classes(Reservation in services and admission in educational institutions) Act, 2016 as unconstitutional and void as it violates the basic structure doctrine.

The matter is now listed to be heard on January 29.Similarly another two petitions are also listed on February 8 which is seeking response from the the states.

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