The Supreme Courtroom Constituiton Bench will begin listening to within the instances difficult the constitutional validity of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections and the reservation given for Muslims in Andhra Pradesh as a Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) on September 13 and 14.
A 5-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India UU Lalit, Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, S Ravindra Bhat, Bela M Trivedi, JB Pardiwala selected Tuesday to record these issues subsequent Tuesday -September 6- to set the time line for listening to and completion of different pre-hearing steps. The bench mentioned that the listening to within the issues will start from September 13.
The case associated to Muslim SEBC reservation is a 2005 civil attraction which raises the problem whether or not Muslims, as a neighborhood, might be declared socially and educationally backward for the needs of Articles 15 and 16 of the Structure. (Case No. C.A. No.7513/2005).
The opposite case pertains to the validity of the Structure 103rd Modification Act 2019 which launched provision for reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) (WP(c) No.55/2019).
The bench agreed to take up these issues as the problems are overlapping. The bench will take up the EWS matter first, adopted by the case regarding Muslim SEBC quota.
The bench appointed 4 attorneys – Shadan Farasat, Nachiketa Joshi, Mahfooz Nazki and Kanu Agarwal- as nodal counsel who ought to see to that frequent compilations in each the instances are filed. The compilations ought to embody all of the paperwork, statutory devices, case legal guidelines and different supplies which the attorneys want to rely on.
The 5-judge bench had listed 4 issues at the moment for pre-hearing instructions. Aside from the above two, the opposite instances are :
1. Minority reservation for Sikhs in Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) establishments (SLP (C) No.2755/2008)
2. Petitions looking for reliefs for division of Supreme Courtroom into appellate and Constitutional divisions with regional benches for the previous(W.P.(C)No.36/2016).
The bench determined to take up the reservation associated instances first as the problems are overlapping.