The Supreme Court ruled out any possibility of reconsidering the 1992 judgement in Indra Sawhney (Mandal Commission) case, which fixed 50% ceiling on reservation in jobs and education. Reservation for Maratha community in education and jobs has been struck down by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has quashed the Maharashtra law which gave reservation to Marathas and said it violates “right to equality”.

A five-judge Constitution bench presided over by Justice Ashok Bhushan rejected a contention by several States to revisit the 1992 judgement, due to subsequent developments and change in social dynamics in all these years.The bench, also comprising L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat, struck down the Maharasthra Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018, for having breached the 50% cap determined by a nine-judge bench in 1992.

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