SC seeks Centre’s response on plea seeking Dalit Christian quota

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The Supreme Court has sought the Centre’s res-ponse on a plea by Dalit Christians seeking parity in quota with their counter-parts among the Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist com-munities. On Aug 21, a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and D Y Chandrachud issued that notice. The bench was hearing the plea filed by All India Catholic Union challenging the validity of paragraph 3 of the Constitution (Scheduled Caste) Order, 1950, which says no person who professes a religion different from Hindus, Sikhs or Buddhists shall be deemed to be a member of a Scheduled Caste. The plea has sought inclusion of Dalit Christians in the Scheduled Caste category for enabling them to get benefits of reservation under the Constitution.

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