‘‘The Indira Sawhney and others vs Union of India Case’’, was filed in which concern? Describe it.



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  1. The Janata Party government , led at the time by Morarji Desai, established the Second Backward Classes Commission in India in 1979 . B.P. Mandal, an Indian lawmaker, served as its chairman. As a result, it became known as the Mandal Commission.

  2.  The Commission was tasked with coming up with the standards for identifying India's socially and educationally underprivileged sections a nd formulating suggestions for their progress.

  3. In its 1980 report , the Commission offered a number of recommendations. One of them was to reserve 27% of government positions for socially and economically disadvantaged groups (SEBC). After the Commission Report was put into effect in 1990, there was a lot of opposition to the reserve issue. Due to the decision's impact on thousands of job chances, people responded angrily.

  4. Some people felt that reservations were necessary to balance the inequality among people of different castes in India. Others felt that reservations were unfair and would deny equal opportunities to those who did not belong to backward communities.  Following the nationwide outrage against the order and protest, a court case was filed against the order.  These cases were grouped together by the supreme court and called the ‘Indira Sawhney and others  Versus the Union of India Case’.

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