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EWS Reservation: Who are the two judges of the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court, who canceled the EWS quota

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, providing for 10 percent reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in admissions and government jobs, with a majority of three votes against two. kept. The top court, in its judgment, said that EWS reservation does not violate the basic structure of the Constitution.

Chief Justice UU Lalit, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Justice S. A bench of Ravindra Bhat, Justice Bela M. Trivedi and Justice JB Pardiwala gave the verdict. Out of the five-judge bench, three Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Justice Bela Trivedi and Justice JB Pardiwala upheld the EWS quota. CJI UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat in their minority judgment canceled the EWS quota.

At the beginning of the hearing, Chief Justice U U Lalit said that there are four different judgments on the petitions challenging the EWS reservation.

Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, while reading out his decision, said that the 103rd Constitutional Amendment cannot be said to be violative of the basic structure of the Constitution.

Justice Bela M Trivedi said that the 103rd Constitutional Amendment cannot be struck down on grounds of discrimination.

Justice J B Pardiwala concurred with his views and upheld the validity of the amendment.

Expressing his minority view, Justice S Ravindra Bhat disagreed with the constitutional amendment regarding EWS reservation and set it aside.

Chief Justice Lalit concurred with Justice Bhat’s view.

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