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Caste Diversity at the Supreme Court

After the appointment of the first Dalit judge in 1980, this is the first time that two Dalit judges are serving simultaneously.

30th Sep 2021

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Religious, Caste and Gender Diversity: A Factor for SC Judges?

What are the criteria for appointing SC judges? Recent collegium resolutions have been taking a need for 'due representation' into account.

28th Sep 2021

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The Desk

Caste Census and Bhushan J’s Push for Data

Bhushan J's Maratha judgment pushed the Union to collect contemporaneous data on caste in the country.

27th Sep 2021

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Nandini Praveen v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (‘Act’) violate Articles 14, 15, and 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950.

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Bench:V Ramasubramanian J, A.S. Bopanna J,

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State of Punjab v Davinder Singh

The Supreme Court will decide whether State legislation can give preferential treatment to specific castes within the Scheduled Castes.

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Last Updated: August 27, 2020

Bench:M.R. Shah J, Aniruddha Bose J, Vineet Saran J, Indira Banerjee J

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Prithvi Raj Chauhan v Union of India

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Parliament’s 2018 Amendment to the Prevention of Atrocities Act.

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Last Updated: February 10, 2020

Bench:S.R. Bhat J, Vineet Saran J

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Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil v Chief Minister, Maharashtra

The Supreme Court struck down Maharashtra’s Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018, which grants reservations to the Maratha community for violating the 50% limit on reservations and the 102nd Amendment of the Constitution.

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