EWS Reservation: EWS reservation was brought by the Modi government to empower the economically backward people in the general category. Which is strongly opposed by the people of SC, ST and OBC class. Some people have reached the doorstep of the Supreme Court against this move of the Central Government. The Constitution Bench of the apex court is hearing the matter. On Thursday, there was a vigorous debate in the court against the 10 percent reservation available under the EWS quota.
In the petitions challenging the reservation, it has been described as against the Constitution. On which the government says that nowhere in the constitution it has been mentioned that the basis of reservation cannot be economic. Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the 103rd amendment to the constitution for this coat is completely justified. He said that this step has been done under Article 46 of the Constitution itself, which states that the government should take steps for the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people.
SC, ST and OBC people should not be troubled by EWS quota
Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the government in the Supreme Court, said that there is no need to worry about the EWS quota, SC, ST and OBC people. It won’t make any difference to them, their share will remain the same. 10 per cent reservation for EWS has been given out of the 50 per cent that is for unreserved seats.
Savarna also landless and poor
During the ongoing debate on the EWS quota, the central government presented some figures in the Supreme Court, referring to the current situation of the upper castes in the country. The government said that 58 million people belonging to the upper castes are below the poverty line in the country. Apart from this, 35 per cent of the upper caste people are landless. Due to poverty, they are unable to study, due to which they have to either become agricultural laborers or work in factories. EWS quota is for such people coming from the upper castes. The government is bound to help them.