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The Desk

2021 Monsoon Session Review

The Court’s Monsoon Session was dominated by cases related to tribunals and reservations. Several constitutional cases remain pending.

13th Oct 2021

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The Desk

Monthly Review: September 2021

In September, nine new judges settled into their role. The Court began to hear important cases on reservations and tribunals.

30th Sep 2021

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Striking Down the ‘Barrier’ of Disability

DESK BRIEF:The Court has upheld the right to reservation in promotions for persons with disability, furthering the aims of the RPD Act, 2016.

28th Jul 2021

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SCO Explains: Maratha Reservations Hearings – The 50% Rule (3/4)

We look at the arguments on whether the 50% limit is binding precedent, and its scope in applying it to Maratha reservations.

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28th Jun 2021

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cases

Jarnail Singh v Lacchmi Narain Gupta

The Court looked into whether reservations for SCs and STs should extend to promotions, by assessing its 2006 Nagaraj judgment. It will now give clarifications on its 2018 judgment.

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Last Updated: October 26, 2021

Bench:S.K. Kaul J, Rohinton Nariman J, K.M. Joseph J, Indu Malhotra J, Dipak Misra CJI

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Neil Aurelio Nunes v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the reservation for students from the Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections in the All India Quota for medical institutions is unconstitutional.

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Next Hearing: November 16, 2021

Last Updated: October 28, 2021

Bench:B.V. Nagarathna J, D.Y. Chandrachud J, Vikram Nath J

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Swati Bidhan Baruah v Union of India

The Supreme Court is deciding whether the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 violates fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 15, 16, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.

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Last Updated: January 27, 2020

Bench:Sharad Bobde J, A.S. Bopanna J, Hrishikesh Roy J

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EWS Reservation

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Youth for Equality v Union of India

Several writ petitions have challenged the constitutionality of the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019, which introduces reservations for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

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Last Updated: August 6, 2020

Bench:B.R. Gavai J, Subash Reddy 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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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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